3 Nuns Convicted of Defacing Missile Silo

From Times Wire Reports

A federal jury convicted three Roman Catholic nuns of defacing a missile silo by swinging hammers and painting crosses on it with their blood.

Sisters Ardeth Platte, 66, Jackie Hudson, 68, and Carol Gilbert, 55, were arrested for breaking into a Minuteman III site Oct. 6. The nuns are antiwar protesters and said they were compelled to act as war with Iraq drew closer.

The nuns face as many as 30 years in prison, but the lead prosecutor said it’s unlikely they will receive the maximum penalty.