KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A judge has denied a new trial for a nun and two other protesters who broke into a nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar also ruled this week against a motion to acquit the three.
The defendants — Sister Megan Rice and protesters Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed — were convicted in May of sabotaging the plant and damaging federal property last year at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. They are scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 28 in Knoxville and face up to 30 years in prison.
They remain in federal custody.