Published February 26, 2013
NEW YORK – Jurors at the trial of a New York police officer accused of plotting to kill and eat women have been introduced to another alleged target.
On Tuesday, Elizabeth Sauer became the third woman to testify at the trial of Officer Gilberto Valle (VAL'-ee). She's Valle's former college classmate.
Prosecutors say Valle used a law enforcement database to build files on women, including his wife, and that his plotting was real.
Valle's defense lawyer said in opening statements Monday that the government had evidence only that Valle sought out sadistic sexual fantasies on the Internet and that no women were in danger.
If convicted, Valle could be sentenced to life in prison.