ORANGEBURG, SC (AP) - A man who vandalized more than 40 South Carolina churches because he said he was angry at God has pleaded guilty.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that 56-year-old Blake Hiscox was ordered to serve five years of probation.
Hiscox told the judge he realized he needed help for his anger after his arrest in July and was working with several community programs. People with several of the damaged churches also asked the judge to show Hiscox mercy.
Most of the churches had windows broken, although a few reported feces thrown at their buildings.
The judge gave Hiscox a five-year prison sentence, but that will be suspended if he successfully completes his five years of probation.