Cannibal Cop’s Co-Defendants Will Use His Same Failed Defense

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Gilberto Valle's argument that his plot to kidnap, torture, and kill women was harmless fantasy and not a criminal conspiracy did not work for him. A jury found the so-called cannibal cop guilty of kidnapping conspiracy and illegally accessing a law-enforcement database. But even though it failed once, his two co-defendants figure the same defense will work for them. "The defense in all these cases is the same for a reason," one defense lawyer told Reuters. "It's true." If at first you don't succeed ...