Wife testifies in NYC cannibal-plot case

LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS
In this courtroom sketch, Gilberto Valle is seen in federal court in New York, Monday, Feb 25, 2013. The wife of Valle, a New York City police officer, will testify at a federal trial to explain how she discovered that he was discussing kidnapping, killing and eating women.  (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
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In this courtroom sketch, Gilberto Valle is seen in federal court in New York, Monday, Feb 25, 2013. The wife of Valle, a New York City police officer, will testify at a federal trial to explain how she discovered that he was discussing kidnapping, killing and eating women. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

NEW YORK (AP) — The estranged wife of a police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat women has told a New York City jury that she went to the FBI after finding disturbing material on his computer.

Kathleen Mangan-Valle (VAL'-ee) wept while on the stand Monday. She is the first government witness at the federal kidnapping conspiracy trial of Officer Gilberto Valle.

Prosecutors have accused the 28-year-old Valle of plotting to abduct, torture and eat dozens of women, including his wife. He claims he was only indulging in a fantasy shared online by thousands of others visitors to Internet fetish sites.

Valle wiped his brow and put his head in his hands as he listened to his wife' testimony.