November 21, 2013
The Benjamin David Gilmore story as told here began as a pursuit of the truth.
Observations during Mr. Gilmore’s second trial (September/October 2013) brought to light many questions that deserve answers. Based on the prosecuting attorneys’ actions, fire scene investigations, and witness testimony, it became obvious that Mr. Gilmore was not the man who was responsible for the fire that occurred at Mason Flats and Penny Flats in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado on October 24, 2011.
The 12-person jury found Mr. Gilmore guilty of arson, burglary and criminal mischief on October 18, 2013.
December 12, 2013 Mr. Gilmore appears in Larimer County Court for his sentencing, which holds the maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.
Mr. Gilmore’s story has evolved from a basic quest for discovering and telling the truth into an endeavor of love and courage. It is a natural journey toward peace, hope, and innocence.
The documentary film, Burning the Beekeeper: The Benjamin David Gilmore Story, will be released on December 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM, at Lyric Cinema Café, 300 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado. Admission is free, but seating is limited to 70. Advance tickets are available only through the Lyric Cinema call 970-493-0893.
For more information on how to take action, please visit the BeeKeepersJustice Facebook page and the Gilmore family's honey business website www.copocoshoney.com.