Aurora Man Sentenced For Cemetery Vandalism

AURORA, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old Clay County man has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years' probation for vandalizing an old cemetery in south-central Nebraska.

 

Robert Kelly Jr., of Saronville, also was ordered Friday to perform 200 hours of community service and pay $10,000 in restitution.

 

Prosecutors say he vandalized Farmers' Valley Cemetery in August. Nearly 50 gravestones were pushed over and some were damaged beyond repair.

The cemetery was established in 1876 along the banks of the Big Blue River south-southwest of Henderson in rural Hamilton County.

Closings

Stock Market

  • ^IXIC
    4526.482
    -1.032 (-0.02%)
    NASDAQ Composite

    NASDAQ Composite

    Last trade: 4526.482
    Trade time: 5:15pm
    Change: -1.032 (-0.02%)
  • ^GSPC
    1986.51
    +4.91 (+0.25%)
    S&P 500

    S&P 500

    Last trade: 1986.51
    Trade time: 4:31pm
    Change: +4.91 (+0.25%)
  • DIA
    169.60
    +0.71 (+0.42%)
    SPDR Dow Jones In

    SPDR Dow Jones In

    Last trade: 169.60
    Trade time: 4:00pm
    Change: +0.71 (+0.42%)


Please set your location:

Central Nebraska

Grand Island/Kearney/Hastings

West Central Nebraska

Holdrege/Lexington/Kearney

South Western Nebraska

McCook/Imperial

Reset to all

Would you like to remember this location for future visits?

Yes    No

Don't ask me again