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Oakdale Cemetery Vandal Sentenced

Daniel Benson during earlier court appearance Daniel Benson during earlier court appearance

JUNE 27, 2005 -- The man responsible for vandalizing the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington is going to jail.

Daniel Benson was sentenced to serve a minimum of four years in jail.

He will serve three years for violating his probation when he left town for New York during his trial. He will serve one year for desecrating graves in the cemetery.

Benson gave a notice of appeal after his sentencing. He will remain in prison until the Court of Appeals will hear his case.

Benson must also pay $3,000 restitution to the Oakdale Cemetery.

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