Trial reset to May for Y-12 plant protesters

Trial reset to May for Y-12 plant protesters

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The protesters at the Y-12 demonstration in July. The protesters at the Y-12 demonstration in July.

KNOXVILLE (AP) - A federal judge has reset the trial for three nuclear protesters who broke into the Y-12 weapons plant in Oak Ridge to May 7.

The three people were scheduled to start trial on Feb. 26, but Federal Magistrate Judge C. Clifford Shirley Jr. moved the trial back during a conference call Monday with attorneys because of a new charge of felony sabotage that a grand jury added earlier this month.

Michael Walli, Greg Boertje-Obed and Sister Megan Rice are accused of breaking into the plant in July, cutting through security fences and defacing the plant's storage facility for uranium.

A deadline to reach a plea deal has been set for April 7, although the defendants have said they will not plead guilty.

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