May 10th, 2013
04:09 PM ET

Nun, two others face decades in prison for nuclear site breach

By Tricia Escobedo, CNN

(CNN) - A nun and two peace activists could spend the rest of their lives in federal prison after being convicted of breaching one of the nation's most secure nuclear facilities.

After two days of testimony, a federal jury in Knoxville, Tennessee, found Sister Megan Rice, 83; Greg Boertje-Obed, 57; and Michael Walli, 63, guilty of destroying U.S. government property and depredation against federal property exceeding $1,000.

That could mean up to 30 years in prison, according to WATE, CNN's affiliate in Knoxville.

The three are scheduled to be sentenced on September 23.

When the guilty verdict was read Wednesday evening, the three defendants appeared content, even singing along with protest hymns before they were taken into custody, according to WATE.

- CNN Belief Blog

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  4. sftommy

    A nun and two geriatrics peace advocates? They should be given the Medal of Honor, glad it was them testing a fallible system and not the Tsarnaev brothers.

    May 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm |
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    May 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm |
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