July 1, 2014 8:29 am -

Julia Gatto, Gilberto ValleIf he is ever released, think twice if he says heinvites you to a “dinner party”. Just sayin’.

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, the New York Times reported. Valle, who could have faced life in prison, was acquitted of kidnapping conspiracy charges, the most serious count he faced.

He was convicted in March 2013 and had not yet been sentenced.

A jury concluded he wasn’t just fantasizing when he conversed online with others he had never met about killing and cooking his wife and others in a cannibalism plot.

“The evidentiary record is such that it is more likely than not the case that all of Valle’s internet communications about kidnapping are fantasy role-play,” Gardephe said in his 118-page opinion.

The judge planned a hearing Tuesday on the status of case; Valle has been in jailed since his arrest in 2012.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Cannibal Cop Conviction Overturned

  1. Anomaly 100 July 1st, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Maybe he can get his jerb back with the NYPD.

  2. Carla Akins July 1st, 2014 at 10:21 am

    As scary as he is, and no matter how much I would like to see him locked up – the conviction is wrong. We do not lock people up for something they might do in this country (or at least we shouldn’t). I find the thought of imprisoning people for their thoughts a very scary one.

  3. Billy Jackson July 1st, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Can a federal judge overturn George Zimmerman’s acquittal?

    I know the answer, but it’s nice to dream.