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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The latest report: The sentence of almost five years in prison for the second person involved with the crime of cemetery theft from the Belmont County Memorial Park

From Steubenville, Ohio WTOV-9 TV, here is a link to the latest report for the Belmont County Memorial Park case of the couple who committed theft from the cemetery.  

Excerpted from the news story.:

"Judge John Vavra sentenced Baratie to the same amount of time his wife is currently serving.
"On counts 1 and 2, the sentences will be served concurrent with each other while the sentence for count 3 will be served consecutively for a total of 54 months in the penitentiary," he said."