A former Chicago police officer who plotted to torture and murder a successful businessman was sentenced today to life in prison.
The judge said in her ruling Steven Mandell is a threat to the public.
Mandell planned to murder Steven Campbell at a building equipped with an industrial sink, butcher table, and other equipment to cut up Campbell's body and drain his blood.
Mandell went on a rant before the sentencing denying he had any intention of carrying-out the grisly scheme.
An FBI informant helped bring down Mandell.
Hidden surveillance cameras were also in the building.