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Benning protesters sentenced
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COLUMBUS - Two protesters accused of trespassing onto Fort Benning were sentenced to six months in prison by a federal judge.

U.S. Magistrate Stephen Hyles accepted a no contest plea from 78-year-old Nancy H. Smith and found 28-year-old Christopher Spicer guilty on Wednesday after a trial in U.S. District Court. Both were immediately taken into custody.

They are two of four people accused of stepping onto the post at the November rally to demand the closing of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of the Americas.

Louis John Vitale, 78, and Michael Omondi, 24, have already pleaded no contest to a trespassing accusation. Both were sentenced to six months in prison.


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