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Nebraska professor who vandalized Va. home of NRA lobbyist arrested

Posted on May 25,2018
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Chris Cox, executive director of the Institute for Legislative Action, the political and lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association, speaks during the annual meeting of members at the NRA convention Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — A sociology professor from Nebraska accused of spraying fake blood on the steps of the Virginia home of a National Rifle Association lobbyist has been convicted of misdemeanor destruction of property.

The Washington Post reports Patricia Hill was found guilty Monday and served with a warrant for another vandalism charge after the steps of Chris Cox’s Alexandria home were sprayed in January.

A security guard testified that surveillance video showed Hill spraying the stairs and said he’d recognized her from a picture taken during a similar incident. Attorney Jon Bourdon maintained the guard couldn’t have reliably identified Hill and added the woman plans to appeal.

Hill also was ordered to pay a $500 fine, among other things. A judge imposed a temporary protective order although she’s already under a temporary restraining order.

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