NEW YORK, NEW YORK – He wanted to have his friends for dinner — and use one of their heads for a centerpiece.
Accused “cannibal cop” Gilberto Valle eyed longtime friends as prey, sharing their personal information, photos and even video with two co-conspirators in his bizarre plot to kidnap, rape and cook scores of women, a smorgasbord of newly released emails and instant message chats show.
One, college pal Kimberly Sauer, said he wanted to slow roast her to death — and then dine on her using her head “as a centerpiece, frozen with her final expression of fear.”
Asked by an alleged co-conspirator, a British resident identified only as “Moody Blues,” why he was so insistent about cooking her to death, the six-year NYPD vet said, “I just enjoy the thought of making her suffer.”
Sauer, 29, a petite blond from Maryland, testified Tuesday that she was completely in the dark about Valle’s plans — she’d considered him a friend since about 2002, when they both attended the University of Maryland.
So she said he didn’t think twice when Valle suggested they get together in Maryland this past July so he could show off his new wife and his new baby.
“We had brunch. It was fun,” said Sauer.
But Valle, 28, had a different meal in mind.
Twelve days before the trip, he’d put together a document he called, “Abducting and Cooking Kimberly: A Blueprint,” with a smiling picture of Sauer on the cover. It also included a list of “materials needed,” including a car, chloroform, rope, duct tape, plastic bags and a tarp.
He forwarded it to “Moody Blues,” who claims to have eaten a 5-year-old child.
“I love that she is asleep right now, not having the slightest clue of what we have planned. Her days are numbered,” Valle wrote.
“I’ll be eying her from head to toe and licking my lips, longing for the day I cram a chloroform-soaked rag in her face,” he wrote.
Sauer said the brunch was “nice.” Afterwards, Valle messaged “Moody Blues,” and said, “She looked absolutely mouthwatering. I could hardly contain myself.”
Sauer said she first found out about Valle’s twisted appetites in September, when Valle’s wife sent her a Facebook message after discovering his plans for her on her computer.
Sauer said she thought Kathleen Mangan-Valle’s Facebook account had been hacked “because the content was so crazy” so she sent a screenshot of the message to Valle.
“Is this a joke or hahaha are you trying to sell me into white slavery?” she asked.
“Not that I’m aware of,” was Valle’s curt reply.
Sauer wasn’t the only name on his menu. He also emailed “Moody Blues” about three possible options for him — another college friend, Andria Noble, his own wife, Kathleen Mangan-Valle and Kristen Ponticelli, a star softball player at Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens.
Ponticelli was “the most desirable piece of meat I’ve ever met,” he wrote, and said he planned to follow her home to find out where she lived. “Moody Blues” suggested he knock her out with a baseball bat for “poetic justice.”
Ponticelli, now an 18-year-old college student, testified she’d never met Valle. Asked by prosecutor Hadassa Waxman if she even knew who Valle was, she said, “I do now.”
Noble, who’s now a prosecutor in Ohio, is “number one” in “my fantasies,” Valle said. “The second I met her, I knew I had to have her.
But she lived too far away to abduct and eat.
“If Andria lived near me, she’d be gone now,” he said. “As it turns out, going to law school saved her life.”
Another old friend of Valle’s, high school classmate Maureen Hartigan, said she’d never felt threatened by him — and hadn’t known that he’d been writing about her online.
The transcripts of Valle’s chats show they discussed their preferences in women’s flesh, often referring to race and ethnicity. And he apparently had second thoughts about offering his wife — whom he’d just married a month earlier, this past June — up to his pals on a silver platter.
When “Moody Blues” asked about her “availability,” he replied, “Kathleen is married, as is Andria. Kimberly would be easiest.”
He also noted that his wife was the mother of an infant girl — neglecting to mention it was his daughter, Josephine — and “I’d feel bad about the baby.”
“Moody Blues” also had his own moral code, and urged Valle not to rape women he planned on killing.
“F—ing your food is just wrong,” he chastised.
Valle said he wanted to be Blue’s “assistant,” and asked him for expert advice on flesh eating.
“Out of curiosity, are feet edible?” Valle asked in one exchange.
“Yes. Pretty much everything is,” Moody Blues answered.
In opening statements on Monday, Valle’s lawyer, Julia Gatto, noted that Valle never gave out his alleged victims’ last names to his fetish friends. She said that bolsters his claim that his tales of planned kidnapping and torture were all fantasy, and that the prosecution’s case is “pure fiction.”
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