Elizabeth Valle, the mother of former New York City police officer Gilberto Valle dubbed by local media as the "Cannibal Cop," covers her face as she leaves the U.S. District Court for the Southern ... more 
Elizabeth Valle, the mother of former New York City police officer Gilberto Valle dubbed by local media as the "Cannibal Cop," covers her face as she leaves the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Lower Manhattan July 1, 2014. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan threw out the conviction of Gilberto Valle, 30, for plotting to kidnap, kill and cook women after federal public defenders argued that the U.S. Constitution grants people the right to fantasize, free from government interference. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) less 
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Tue, Jul 1, 2014 3:19 PM EDT