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3 Charged In Texas Mission Vandalism After Melania Trump Jacket Flap

July 12, 2018 - 9:38 am

SAN ANTONIO (AP)  - Three people have been indicted in south Texas on vandalism charges after slogans were found spray-painted on historic missions in San Antonio.

One message said: "I dont care. Do you.''

The vandalism showed up hours after first lady Melania Trump on June 21 wore a jacket with the words "I really don't care, do u?'' while traveling to and from South Texas to visit a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.

Prosecutors on Wednesday announced a federal grand jury in San Antonio returned charges of depradation of government property. The indictment says the suspects allegedly defaced the Visitor's Center at Mission San Jose and signs, causing more than $1,000 in damages.

No court dates were immediately set. Conviction carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.