Sept 4 trial date for women accused of damaging Tempe mosque

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Elizabeth Dauenhauer, 51, (left) and Tahnee Gonzales, 32, both charged with third-degree burglary after they filmed themselves stealing from a Tempe mosque. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Elizabeth Dauenhauer, 51, (left) and Tahnee Gonzales, 32, both charged with third-degree burglary after they filmed themselves stealing from a Tempe mosque. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP) -

Unless they accept a plea agreement soon, two women who filmed themselves using hate speech and removing flyers and pamphlets from a Tempe mosque will stand trial in early September.

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Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer were arrested March 15 and indicted a week later.

They were charged with third-degree burglary and aggravated criminal damage for entering the Islamic Community Center of Tempe and removing various items.

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The women are accused of publishing a Facebook Live video of about 20 minutes, showing one filming the other walking around the mosque property with three children and removing posters, brochures and other materials.

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In the video, the 32-year-old Gonzales and 51-year-old Dauenhauer are seen ranting against Islam and Muslims as “devil-Satan worshippers” who “hate America.”

The women pleaded not guilty on March 28.

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