Rolex watch is evidence in arson trial


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A Rolex watch has emerged as a key piece of evidence in an arson trial related to the anti-inequality movement, Occupy Wall Street.

A watch belonging to Benjamin David Gilmore was found in two pieces among the remains of a destroyed building in Colorado. Gilmore also had burned hands, injuries the prosecution proved he did not have until after the fire, which occurred in 2011 and totalled the four-story residential complex.

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Lawyers for Gilmore claimed the Rolex may have been stolen and left at the scene by the thief, and that his burns came from practicing the art of fire-spinning.

The fire in question began a block from the site of Occupy protest in the city of Fort Collins. If convicted, Gilmore could spend 30 years behind bars.

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