Oct. 25, 2012: In this courtroom drawing, federal defender Julie Gatto requests bail for her client, New York City Police Officer Gilberto Valle, right, at Manhattan Federal Court in New York. (AP)
The feds charged a New Jersey man today with offering $5,000 to NYPD "cannibal cop" Gilberto Valle to kidnap and deliver a woman so he could rape and kill her.
Michael Vanhise, 22, of Trenton, NJ, admitted sending emails in which he and Valle discussed the abduction and Vanhise tried to knock down the price after Valle sent him a photo of the intended victim, court papers allege.
A Manhattan federal court complaint includes the following exchange between the two, which allegedly took place on Feb. 28.
Vanhise: "I definitely want her and how much again, I'm sorry to ask but I don't remember."
Valle: "$5,000 and she is all yours."
Vanhise: "Could we do 4?"
Valle: "I am putting my neck on the line here. If something goes wrong some somehow, I am in deep s--t. $5,000 and you need to make sure that she is not found. She will definitely make the news."
Vanhise also admitted sending other emails to two other, unidentified people, "about kidnapping, raping and murdering women and children," according to the complaint.
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