Officer Gilberto Valle
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.”
Defense attorneys began Tuesday with the showing of a videotaped deposition of a Russian man who runs a fetish website.
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.