5 charged in vandalism of cemetery in N. France

April 23, 2007 21:53

Officials filed preliminary charges Monday against five youths suspected of vandalizing nearly 200 tombstones at a cemetery in northern France, judicial officials said. Police caught the suspects - four minors and a 21-year old college student - in the act as they broke and painted tombstones in the Saint-Marie cemetery early Sunday morning. Police said 180 tombs were vandalized, including 44 in the Jewish section of the cemetery.

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