Jury convicts Lowell Wind protesters of trespassing charges
And protester Robert Holland said he thought the state was wrong to bring charges to begin with. ...He's referring to pending civil litigation between the property owners which has yet to decide where the boundary line lies between the land GMP leased, and the Nelson farm where protesters claim they were arrested.
August 15, 2012
by Charlotte Albright
in Vermont Public Radio
A jury in Newport found six anti-wind protesters guilty on Wednesday of trespassing on land leased by Green Mountain Power. The so-called Lowell Six got arrested last December while trying to block an access road to the site where GMP was erecting wind turbines on Lowell Mountain.
It took the jury a little less than four hours to reach the verdict State's Attorney Sarah Baker asked for in her closing statement.
"Law enforcement acting on behalf of Green Mountain Power asked the defendants to leave the property," Baker said. "The defendants were given the opportunity to... [continue via Web link]