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.