SEATTLE— A federal jury Monday convicted five anti-war activists, including octogenarians and Jesuit priests, who cut fences at a naval base in 2009 to protest submarine nuclear weapons.
Members of the group could face up to 10 years in prison when they are sentenced in March. The five defendants were convicted of conspiracy, trespass and destruction of government property, the US attorney's office said.The group includes 82-year-old Jesuit Rev. Bill Bichsel; 60-year-old Jesuit Rev. Stephen Kelly; 84-year-old Sister Anne Montgomery; 67-year-old retired teacher Susan Crane and 60-year-old social worker Lynne Greenwald.