GIlberto Valle, center, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. A federal judge overturned the conviction of the former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women. (AP Photo/Seth Weng)
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Seth Wenig

GIlberto Valle, center, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. A federal judge overturned the conviction of the former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women. (AP Photo/Seth Weng)

Cannibal-plot case tossed; ex-cop gets out of jail

The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Police Department officer left jail on Tuesday after a judge stunned prosecutors and overturned his conviction in a sensational case accusing him of plotting on the Internet to kidnap, kill and eat young women, including his wife.

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