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Wis. Teens Accused Of $500K Of Cemetery Damage

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LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) — Three teens have been charged with 75 counts each of criminal damage for allegedly causing $500,000 in damage to a Grant County cemetery.

Eighteen-year-old Daniel Stivarius, of rural Fennimore, 17-year-old Britton Middleton, of rural Livingston, and 18-year-old and Jonathan Plourde, of Platteville, were charged Friday.

The three are accused of damaging dozens of gravestones Aug. 10 at Rock Church Cemetery near Livingston, which has graves dating back before the Civil War.The Wisconsin State Journal
reports
the teens are scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.

Each count carries a fine up to $10,000 or 3 1/2 years in prison, or both.

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