Conviction of NYC cop cannibalism case overturned
A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.
Judge Paul Gardephe ruled late Monday that there was insufficient evidence to support the conviction of Gilberto Valle, defense attorney Julia Gatto said Tuesday.
“The judge’s well-reasoned decision validates what we have said since the beginning: There was no crime,” she said. “Gil Valle is innocent of any conspiracy. Gil is guilty of nothing more than having unconventional thoughts.”
Valle, who could have faced life in prison, was acquitted of kidnapping conspiracy charges, the most serious count he faced.