New York cannibal cop in tears as defense rests after one day | Reuters

(Reuters) – The New York City cop on trial for plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women shed tears on Tuesday as his attorneys rested their case after one day.

“Just knowing that we’ve finally come to the conclusion (of the trial) and that his fate is in the jury’s hands” made Officer Gilberto Valle emotional, attorney Robert Baum said after court ended.

“That’s a huge weight for someone to bear,” Baum said.

Closing arguments were scheduled for early on Thursday.

via New York cannibal cop in tears as defense rests after one day | Reuters.


Chuck Hagel Ekes Out a Win – The Daily Beast

The three-month battle over Chuck Hagel’s nomination ended with a whimper on Tuesday. Seventy-one senators voted to end debate on the president’s pick for secretary for defense, paving the way for the former Republican senator to be confirmed on a largely party-line vote.

via Chuck Hagel Ekes Out a Win – The Daily Beast.


Dorner manhunt: Confusion over whether body was found

There were conflicting reports about whether a body was located inside the burned-out cabin Tuesday night where Christopher Jordan Dorner was believed to have kept law enforcement authorities at bay.

Several sources told The Times and many other news organizations that a body was located in the rubble. But LAPD officials said that the cabin was still too hot to search and no body has been found.