This Oct. 25, 2012 file photo shows a passage of a Federal complaint filed in New York, against New York City Police Department officer Gilberto Valle. Valle is accused of kidnapping conspiracy and admits to thinking about abducting, cooking and devouring young women. His own lawyer has shown prospective jurors a kinky staged photo of a woman trussed up in a roasting pan to test their tolerance for the officer’s "weird proclivities." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
In this Oct. 25, 2012, file 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. The New York City police officer accused of kidnapping conspiracy admits to thinking about abducting, cooking and devouring young women. His own lawyer has shown prospective jurors a kinky staged photo of a woman trussed up in a roasting pan to test their tolerance for the officer’s "weird proclivities." (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of a police officer accused of plotting to kidnap and eat women will be called to testify against him at a New York City trial.
A judge ruled Monday that Kathleen Mangan can tell a jury about how she discovered that her husband was talking about cannibalism on the Internet.
But the judge is barring her from testifying about the couple's confidential communications or about his mental condition.
Gilberto Valle is charged with scheming to abduct, kill and eat dozens of women. His lawyers say he was only indulging in fetish fantasies.
Opening statements at his federal trial are set for Monday afternoon.
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