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2 Get Probation For Attack On Clinic

Fri., Feb. 3, 1995

Two people convicted of attacking two abortion clinics with a foul-smelling acid were placed on probation and ordered Thursday to never again involve themselves in the anti-abortion movement.

John Arena, 73, and Michelle Wentworth, 40, each received five years probation and were ordered to perform 500 hours of community service.

Wentworth and Arena were charged in connection with 1994 attacks on two clinics. Prosecutors described the defendants’ actions as terrorism and asked the judge to sentence them to two to six years in prison.

The attacks made 35 to 40 people ill and caused more than $50,000 in damage at the two clinics.

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