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Posted on 03/12/2013 11:17:09 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
'Cannibal cop' found guilty of plot to kidnap, eat women By BRUCE GOLDING
Accused "cannibal cop" Gilberto Valle was convicted today on all charges in what prosecutors called a "heinous plot" to kidnap, cook and eat his wife and several other women.
A six-woman, six-man Manhattan federal court jury announced the stunning decision after 16 hours of deliberations.
Valle, 28, faces up to life in the slammer for his sickening scheme, which he hatched over the Web with people he met through the darkfetishnet.com Web site.
The verdicts stunned Valle, who slumped his shoulders and bowed his head after hearing the jurys findings.
Valles lawyer Julia Gatto put her hands and head on the defense table, in total disbelief.
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He never did it right? Just wrote about it correct?
Guilty of plotting?
Don’t post your fantasies online. This is the age of thought crime.
He’s from NYC - Can’t Bloomberg just adjust his portions a bit?
Oh baby, I wouldnt want to be him!
Just your everyday run of the mill registered Democrat.........
I guess he and his lawyer figured that the government should have waited until he finished his meal before prosecuting.
This is a bit like attempted murder I guess , only at this point he was only daydreaming on the internet. Being married to a guy who dreams about cooking his wife sounds a bit scary though.
And some of you folks thought that they only liked donuts.
I wonder if this cop would be able to pass the mental test that everyone talks about, that’s supposed to prevent crazies from purchasing a firearm?
as Frank Zappa said back in the mid 60s.
Who Are the Brain Police??
Ban cooking pots!
They’re at your house, melting the plastic and chrome.
So, a cop is getting sent behind bars for offenses against the thought police but we can’t get restraining orders from cops until after something heinous actually happens. It’s an upside down world.
Yes, he never did it just wrote about doing it. That website they mentioned in the article is a website for people who get their rocks off on torturing and killing people. I looked at it last week, whoa boy, as sick as it gets. Pretty alarming to know there are people walking around who think like that, but that in itself is not a crime. From what I learned following this case is he never made any detailed plans to kidnap and eat her, it was more just him fantasizing.
There is such a crime as felony conspiracy, and it has been part of common law since before the founding of the Republic.
That's what his defense attorney said.
Also, his mom said he was a really nice boy, if that helps.
The article doesn’t even say what the charges were. What did he do? Fantasize about killing and eating his wife?
Wow I didn’t know that. Where did you read that? I read he just exchanged emails and pictures with some other freak in Germany.
Prosecutors countered that an analysis of Valle's computer found he was taking concrete steps to abduct his wife and at least five other women he knew. They said he looked up potential targets on a restricted law enforcement database, searched the Internet for how to knock someone out with chloroform, and showed up on the block of one woman after agreeing to kidnap her for $5,000 for a New Jersey man, now awaiting trial.
Conspiracy to kidnap. Conspiracy to murder. Criminal trespass (for using his access to law enforcement databases to track down potential targets and to gain access to their private phone numbers, vehicle registrations, etc.).
Oh wow to hell with this guy then. I got to stop reading the Post. lol.
OK, then. They could have put that in the original article.
She must have really nagged him....
You expect too much of today's journalists.
Haven’t these guys ever heard of secure transactions? Still, plotting with relative strangers to commit murder is really a stoopid ideer.
Your point is well taken, but how would this differ from someone who reads and writes about SHTF scenarios, knows who and where the trouble makers are in his town, and practices with silhouette targets at the range? Could they be charged with felony conspiracy? Just curious.
The dude never did anything to carry through on his fetish. He was convicted for writing things over the internet. The appellant division should overturn.
What crime would they be plotting?
This guy was not discussing what might theoretically happen in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event.
He was negotiating a price for kidnapping a woman and asking for advice from experienced kidnappers on the best methods for doing it.
“What crime would they be plotting?”
Many might call it “self-defense”, but perhaps authorities would call it “murder” or worse. He had, after all, negotiated the price of a gun and ammo, then taken a course taught by experienced gun users, instructing him on the use of the “double tap” followed possibly by a “head shot”.
My point is that many, many people in this day anticipate scenarios such as this, write about them in books and on blogs, explore the possibilities, play out imagined scenarios, and ready themselves with knowledge, training and equipment, with no immanent or substantial risk or intention of carrying them out. Are all the armed Preppers guilty, then, of felony conspiracy? That is my question.
No, because armed preppers are not planning a crime. They are planning self-defense, which is perfectly legal (so far.)
There is, of course, a certain threshold, and past that a prepper's actions will look criminal (even if the prepper plans these actions for a period of anarchy, when laws do not work anymore.) Making lists of people to be terminated, with their addresses, would be likely a crime - if these facts become known to law enforcement.
There's his problem... he couldn't just keep it in the family.
If he was making all the preparations to carry out his internet talk in real life, that is more than “just talking about it on the internet.”
I didn’t follow the trial. I don’t watch horror movies, either. : (