Officer Gilberto Valle was found guilty of kidnapping conspiracy and accessing a federal government computer database to learn personal information about potential targets.
Jurors deliberated nearly a full day Friday without reaching a verdict in the case of 28-year-old officer Gilberto Valle. They were to return to court on Monday.
The defendant, wearing a dark suit and yellow tie, wept as his lawyer described how the case had “cost him everything,” including his wife and “adorable baby.”
FBI Agent Corey Walsh continues testifying Wednesday in the third day of evidence presentation in the two-week trial of 28-year-old Officer Gilberto Valle.
Four women who were alleged targets of 28-year-old Gilberto Valle testified Tuesday. It is the second day of testimony in the officer’s trial in federal court in Manhattan.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan plan to use emails and other evidence to show that 28-year-old Gilberto Valle had dangerous schemes to abduct women and devour them.
Ahead of the start of the trial in the so-called cannibal cop case, federal Judge Paul Gardephe made several rulings in court on Thursday. And in almost every instance, he ruled for the defense.
The defense lawyer for the former NYPD officer accused of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women claimed in court Monday that prosecutors are panicking as their case against Gilberto Valle crumbles.
A federal judge said Wednesday that key evidence that the government has boasted about against an NYPD officer charged with seeking to kill and eat women might not be so clear after all.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied bail for Gilberto Valle on Tuesday.