27 September 2008

Cemetery Thefts Net Five Years in Prison

Five years in prison. That's a long time. Is it wrong of me to support this sentence? A lack of respect and violation was put upon so many individuals -- living as well as dead. A message should be sent.

"Cemetery Thefts Net Five Years in Prison
Chalmette man, 22, stole vases off graves.

A Chalmette man has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing brass flower vases from a cemetery and selling them as scrap metal for pennies on the dollar.

Patrick Centorbi, 22, pleaded guilty to theft this week and was sentenced to five years in prison by state District Judge Wayne Cresap, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Centorbi and three other men were arrested in April, charged with stealing about 200 brass vases from graves at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Chalmette." READ MORE.

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