Transcript for NYC Cop Found Guilty in Cannibal-Plot Case
This guilty verdict coming through quite a surprise to a number of people in the courtroom today one of the defense attorneys -- had dropped to the table in poor areas which she heard the word guilty. After -- and a half days there was some speculation that perhaps there might be at least a not guilty. Or one -- the two counts but this jury has found -- valley NYPD officer guilty of both -- the most serious conspiracy to commit his death. We truly believe that the government to improve their case -- employee didn't think that they -- just. Just was unable to get past -- fox. Fox was so bizarre. But we're looking forward -- -- If we have a real appeal in the air and -- in the lock. From the beginning of officer Gil -- trial the focus has -- an old -- question that brings up the issue began to read to redraw the line between granite city. And reality that's when things become -- -- and goes too far. Psychologist legal experts and the curious public watched as prosecutors unfold -- according to what they -- was a sinister conspiracy by Gil valley. To kidnap torture kill and then -- -- -- disturbing messages they claim were shared on dark tradition that dot com fuel their case. In this instance it seems like they've gone pretty far and -- didn't cross the lines. From the standpoint of identifying potential victims. Legal experts say prosecutors need to prove an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy. The mere fact back to normal people have agreed to commit a crime that they intend my karma happened and that one of them doesn't kind of act to further -- -- along. It's enough. For them to be guilty of conspiracy. To bolster the defense claim that there were no overt acts here that this was a sick twisted ugly fantasy by valley. They question should favorite golf the co-founder of dark fetish that dot com with a translator. Fantasy should remain fantasies not just transferred to the criminal realm so to speak. He explained the site is designed for those with federations that are fueled by rule play. Mr. valley participated. In and a vibrant subculture that exists on the Internet at fantasy role play and that's all it is. The defense closed out its case by not calling Gil valid to testify. The NYPD officer breaking down in tears. But this morning when he heard that verdict he sat there -- stunned. He hardly showed any emotion he did -- one of his defense attorneys after they were -- after the jury had already left the courtroom. But again showed very little if any emotion whatsoever. Now the US attorney issued a statement just a short time ago in part it reads and I quote the Internet is a forum. For free exchange of ideas but it does not confer immunity for plotting crimes and taking steps to carry out those crimes involved. Sentencing for -- valley will take place in June reporting live in Foley square to pleasure -- somebody obviously.
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