SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ A mother and daughter from Georgia were each sentenced today to a three-year conditional discharge for disrupting services at two upstate New York temples.
Peggy Davidson and Judy Overby of McDonough each pleaded guilty
earlier this month to one felony count of falsely reporting an incident and two misdemeanor counts of disrupting a religious service. Onondaga County Judge Anthony Aloi sentenced the women over the objections of prosecutors, who wanted jail time.
The 44-year-old Davidson and her 74-year-old mother were arrested for disrupting services September 8th at Temple Adath Yeshurun in DeWitt and Young Israel-Shaarei Torah synagogue in Syracuse. Authorities said the women also threatened to blow up the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic shrine in Jerusalem.
The two women claimed they were missionaries who came to Syracuse in September because of dreams they had from God.