Drone Protesters Found Guilty of Trespassing

4 years 6 months 2 weeks ago September 10, 2012 Sep 10, 2012 Monday, September 10 2012 Monday, September 10, 2012 6:56:00 PM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY -  Two anti-war activists have been convicted in federal court of misdemeanor trespassing at central Missouri's Whiteman Air Force Base to protest the use of unmanned military drones.

A four-hour trial in Jefferson City ended late Monday afternoon with Magistrate Judge Matt Whitworth finding Ron Faust and Brian Terrell guilty. Sentencing will occur later.

Faust is a retired minister from Kansas City and Terrell is a member of the Catholic Worker Movement from Maloy, Iowa. They were among 40 protesters who demonstrated at the air base in April. They were arrested after entering a restricted area without permission.

The misdemeanor carries a maximum six-month prison sentence.

A third protester was also arrested. Mark Kenney, of Omaha, Neb., is serving a four-month sentence after pleading guilty in June to trespassing.

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