Skip to comments.Ft. Collins man, Benjamin Gilmore, guilty in $10M arson fire that damaged condo complex, other bldg.
Posted on 10/18/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT by george76
Colorado - The Gilmore case attracted national attention because he supported demonstrations at an Occupy Wall Street encampment a block away from where the fire was started. Occupy activists were protesting against economic inequality and government policies favoring the wealthy.
The early-morning fire caused an estimated $10 million damage to a four-story apartment complex under construction and the occupied Penny Flats condominium and retail building next door.
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The enemedia is trying to protect this Occupy eco-terrorist.
Evidence against Gilmore included his expensive Rolex watch [ protesting the rich ] , which was found in two pieces among the debris near scaffolding inside the building: The bezel was on the second floor, where the fire started; the rest of the watch was on the ground floor. Gilmore’s hands had burns, and photos and video prosecutors used as evidence showed he wasn’t wearing bandages and gloves until after the fire.
Gilmore was released until his sentencing Dec. 12. He faces 30 years in prison.
Now he’s less then 1%.
Either CO has weird arson laws or that jury is as incompetent as the enemedia that's trying to support this scum.
Hopefully he gets the max but I won't hold my breath.
Benjamin Gilmore was found guilty Friday of arson, burglary and criminal mischief .. but acquitted of attempted murder.
This was the second trial for Gilmore. The first was a mistrial after the jury said they were split on the charges.
Despite all the media insinuations otherwise, the vast majority of harmful anarchists are radical liberals. I also think there is more than a little touch of mental illness among extremists on either side of the spectrum.