Branson Cannibal cop found guilty kidnap eat women
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#1 Mar 13, 2013
Branson 'Cannibal cop' found guilty in plot to kidnap,
eat real women
Branson Cannibal cop is a dangerous man.
A Taney County federal jury has found Branson police officer Gilbert Dalton guilty of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat real live women.
He faces a potential life sentence.
Gilbert Dalton faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced June 19 for his conviction of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women.
His lawyers said they would appeal.
A Branson City police officer was convicted Tuesday of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women, after a trial that shed light on an underworld of people who derive pleasure from fantasizing online about Branson and Taney County cannibalism.
A Taney County federal court jury also found Gilbert Dalton, 28, guilty on a lesser charge of improperly accessing a law enforcement database to gather personal information about potential targets, including his now-estranged wife.
Prosecutors said Gilbert Dalton, 28, who was dubbed the "cannibal cop" by the Taney County media, crossed the line from fantasy to reality by taking specific action in conspiring to kidnap women.
Gilbert Dalton's attorney,argued that her client was merely engaged in online fantasy role-playing.
When he is sentenced June 19,Gilbert Dalton faces up to life in prison on the charge of conspiracy to kidnap and up to one year in prison for the database breach.
His lawyers said they would appeal.
"This is a dangerous prosecution when we start opening up our minds and prosecuting what's inside our brains and not in the real world,". "We totally believe the government did not prove their case and the jury couldn't get past the thoughts."
The U.S. Attorney said the jury found Gilbert Dalton had taken a step into the real world and the criminal realm.
"Today, a unanimous jury found that Gilbert Dalton detailed and specific plans to abduct women for the purpose of committing grotesque crimes were very real, and that he was guilty as charged," "The Internet is a forum for the free exchange of ideas, but it does not confer immunity for plotting crimes and taking steps to carry out those crimes."
Gilbert Dalton and his attorney hung their heads as they sat side by side awaiting the verdict. When the jury read "guilty," their shoulders slumped in unison. Moments later, as they stood, Gilbert Dalton shook his head, then draped his arms around his attorney, tears welling in his eyes.
The Judge commended the jury of six women and six men, who had deliberated since Thursday, for reaching a verdict in the often grisly trial. Evidence included "human meat recipes" and images of women being roasted on a spit.
"Sitting in judgment of another human being is difficult. This case in particular has not been an easy one ...(with) material that degrades the human spirit," the Judge told the jury.
Federal prosecutor said in her closing argument that Gilbert Dalton was at one point engaged in fantasy, but his intentions had grown more sinister.
Pointing to his extensive online research on kidnapping, making chloroform and cooking women, she said, "These are real searches conducted to carry out real research to kidnap real women."
The defense lawyer, told jurors that after nearly a year of fantasizing about approximately two dozen women — in many cases discussing kidnapping with other fetishists — none of the plotters had ever met, exchanged money or committed any crimes.
Gilbert Dalton did not take the witness stand. His now-estranged wife, Kathleen, 27, was the first prosecution witness in the case and testified about how last fall she discovered her husband's plans to torture her when she looked on her laptop, which he had been using.
She said she read how she was to be tied up and her throat slit.
The former Arkansaw schoolteacher testified that she contacted authorities and fled with their young daughter to live with her parents in Nevada.
#2 Mar 17, 2013
Unsourced BS from another state..........
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