Denver, Colo., Oct 4, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The lawyers of three Dominican nuns who entered a Weld County nuclear missile site in 2002 and were convicted of two felonies will argue that they intended to “send a message to the world,” but not to threaten national security.
Their attorneys started their argument Friday before a three-judge panel at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They asked that the nuns' sabotage convictions be reversed or their cases retried.
Nearly two years ago, Jackie Hudson, Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte slipped into the missile compound and used bottles of their own blood to draw a cross on the silo lid.
An hour later, military personnel arrived with weapons drawn and found the nuns singing and praying.