KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ordered a nun and two other Catholic peace activists to pay full restitution of nearly $53,000 for damaging the primary U.S. storehouse for bomb-grade uranium.
The three were convicted of sabotage last year after they broke into the nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
The sentencing hearing for all three began Tuesday morning at U.S. District Court in Knoxville and was continuing. The government has recommended sentences of about six to nine years in prison each for Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed (bohr-CHEE' OH-bed').
The restitution covers damage incurred at the plant when the three cut through fences and painted slogans on the outside wall of the uranium processing plant. The protesters also splattered blood and hammered on the wall.