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‘Cannibal Cop’ Gilberto Valle goes free

The NYPD officer convicted in 2013 of conspiracy to kidnap to fulfill an online sexual fantasy about slow-cooking women to death and eating them, and of illegal use of federal databases to target and stalk his intended victims, has been released. A judge overturned the conviction Tuesday. Prosecutors plans to appeal the decision.

Australia’s ‘Dr. Death’ Out on Bail

Dr. Jayant Patel’s medical competence has been a subject of debate both in the U.S. and Australia for the last 25 years. Convicted in 2010 on three counts of manslaughter for three patient deaths, Patel surprised the world by winning a retrial and being exonerated on one of the manslaughter charges.

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