Posted: Mar 27, 2012 8:35 AM by AP
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Three people who authorities say damaged more than two dozen graves and headstones at three cemeteries have pleaded not guilty to felony vandalism charges.
The American Press reports 19-year-old Sebastian Abshire, 18-year-old Joselyn Mire and a 17-year-old entered their pleas Monday in 31st Judicial District Court in Jennings.
They will stand trial June 18.
The three are accused of painting profanity and graffiti on more than a dozen graves and headstones at Calvary and Greenwood cemeteries in Jennings; breaking windows and spray-painting graffiti at the Greenwood mausoleum; and knocking over about 15 headstones and breaking vases and other mementoes at Doucet Cemetery near Hathaway in February.
The damage has been estimated at $30,000.
Abshire remains in jail while Mire and the juvenile are free on bond.