(AP Photo/Seth Weng)
(AP Photo/Seth Weng)

A former New York City police officer, convicted in a plot to kill and eat his victims gets his case tossed out.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

He was dubbed, the 'cannibal cop'-- convicted last year of plotting to kidnap, kill and cook his wife and other young women.

Former New York City Police Officer Gilberto Valle became a prison chef as he awaited sentencing. But, a Federal Judge has tossed out the conviction, ruling prosecutors lacked sufficient evidence to prove that Valle's intentions were anything more than just a fantasy-- as his Defense lawyers had said all along.

In New York, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

Editor's note: The judge upheld Valle's conviction of illegally gaining access to a law enforcement database which has a maximum sentence of one year in prison. A hearing on that matter is pending.

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