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November 6 Update: Judge Denies Further Delays, Virtual Sentencing Nov. 12 & 13. Festival of Hope Sunday 4 pm

November 6, 2020

Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, presiding over the trial and sentencing of the Kings Bay Plowshares in Brunswick, GA, has denied any further continuances for sentencing as requested by the last four defendants due to COVID-19 restrictions. The remaining KBP7 defendants have been ordered to be sentenced on November 12th and 13th. Despite their desire to…

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Oct. 29 Update – Four Defendants To Seek More Delay For Sentencing, Welcome the Anti-Nuclear Treaty

October 29, 2020

Amidst national spikes of more than 81,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,016 US deaths on Oct. 28th, the remaining four Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendants have decided to request further postponement of their sentencing scheduled for November 12 and 13 in Brunswick, GA. Nationwide there has been a 41 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in the…

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Two Sentenced in Oct., Four Scheduled for Nov. 12, 13

October 19, 2020

Fr. Steve Kelly was sentenced in Brunswick on Oct. 15 to 33 months incarceration, three years of supervised release and restitution ($33, 501 shared jointly with other defendants). He has served 30 months in pretrial confinement in Georgia jails so should have completed this sentence with the addition of accumulated good time. Steve still has…

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Bernadette Naro’s Statement at Sentencing of her Father, Patrick O’Neill, Oct. 16, 2020

October 17, 2020

Good Afternoon. I want to begin my testimony today with some of my earliest memories of my dad.  When I was four years old, my parents moved from our small house where the three of us lived, into a much larger house to start a Catholic Worker Community. The extra rooms in our new house…

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Patrick O’Neill Sentenced to 14 months

October 17, 2020

October 16, 2020 Patrick Challenges Judge, Judge Surprises Patrick BRUNSWICK, GA—In a decision likely unexpected by both the defendants and prosecutors, a federal judge today passed down a significantly lower prison sentence to one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced Patrick O’Neill of Garner, NC, to 14 months in prison…

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Fr. Steve Kelly Sentenced to 33 Months

October 16, 2020

Fifteen supporters in a carefully Covid masked and distanced courtroom witnessed Father Steve Kelly receive a sentence of 33 months today. After a 20 minute delay to get the telephone conference line working and properly muted 160 people listened in to the proceedings on the audio link. Fr. Steve’s sentence falls at top of his…

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Oct. 14 Update on Sentencing and Call In Information

October 15, 2020

October 14, 2020 Fr. Steve Kelly and Patrick O’Neill Sentencing This Week You Can Listen In — And Take Action Scroll below for court call-in info. After living two and a half years in the Glynn County jail, Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J. will be the second of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 to be sentenced…

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October 11 Festival of Hope for Sentencing of Steve Kelly and Patrick O’Neill – Recordings and Presentations

October 12, 2020

The Festival of Hope for the sentencing of Steve Kelly and Patrick O’Neill can be viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmJ3FgK0-Yc&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0QtXbiV0JCFWq0ng_xtuU-3CNlhYEu0Mf0wnjAuUnVklqUAgG65TdBZPY or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Kingsbayplowshares/videos/1254811398201405/ Father Steve Kelly’s Statement        At the time of this greetings’ composing, Pharaoh is hospitalized with the plague. I’m not gloating although much could be included about karma. This neo-exodus…

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Two Sentenced in Oct., Fr. Steve Kelly’s Presentence Declaration

October 12, 2020

Fr. Steve Kelly was sentenced  on Oct. 15 to 33 months incarceration, three years of supervised release and restitution. He has served 30 months in pretrial confinement so should have completed this sentence with the addition of good time. Steve still has to answer for a probation violation from a previous arrest so may be…

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Fr. Steve Kelly’s Message to Oct. 11 Festival of Hope

October 11, 2020

       At the time of this greetings’ composing, Pharaoh is hospitalized with the plague. I’m not gloating although much could be included about karma. This neo-exodus reap-what-you-sow October surprise event should put us on the alert. Not just to be masked and vigilant aboutthe ubiquitous COVID-19,but also about nuclear weaponry and its custody, possession and proliferation.…

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Sign the Global Petition

(The petition has been delivered to the Department of Justice before the trial in October 2019 where the seven were convicted of all four counts. They are now being sentenced. You can still sign to show support, and you'll be added to the mailing list.)

This is a request that you join distinguished citizens of the world including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, other Nobel laureates and many others by signing our global petition to dismiss all charges against the Kings Bay Plowshares 7.

They face years in prison for exposing illegal and immoral nuclear weapons that threaten all life on Earth. The seven nonviolently and symbolically disarmed the Trident nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, GA on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (View KBP7 reading their statement here.)