Sentencing delayed for 1998 arsonists |

Sentencing delayed for 1998 arsonists

Associated PressVail CO, Colorado

Two ecoterrorists who pleaded guilty to setting fire to buildings on Vail Mountain in 1998 are now scheduled for sentencing hearings in May.Chelsea Dawn Gerlach and Stanislas Gregory Meyerhoff were originally scheduled to be sentenced in April. But on Friday in Eugene, Ore., U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken set sentencing hearings on May 22 for Meyerhoff and May 25 for Gerlach.The two have pleaded guilty to some of the $20 million worth of arsons between 1996 and 2001 by a Eugene-based cell of the Earth Liberation Front known as the Family.Prosecutors have recommended a 10-year prison sentence for Gerlach and 15 years and eight months for Meyerhoff.Twelve people have pleaded guilty in the cases. The alleged leader of the group, William C. Rodgers, killed himself in jail in Arizona in December 2005. —Information from: Rocky Mountain News,

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