SAN ANTONIO – The three people accused of vandalizing a historic San Antonio church have been indicted by a federal grand jury.
The suspects - 19-year-old Andres Castaneda, 20-year-old Gabriella Fritz, and 21-year-old Sydney Faris - have all been formally charged for defacing government property.
In June, the day after First Lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that said “I really don’t care. Do u?” while visiting migrant shelters in South Texas, the message appeared on the Visitor’s Center at Mission San Jose.
The spray-painted message was caught on surveillance video, leading to Castaneda turning himself in.
All three of the suspect will now face up to 10 years in federal prison if they are convicted. So far court dates have not been scheduled.
The missions had recently undergone massive restorations. Las Misiones, a group that preserves San Antonio's history, said it hopes there's room for the cleanup costs in the budget.
If you'd like to donate to Las Misiones to contribute to the cleanup process and the rest of the work they do, visit oldspanishmissions.org/donations.