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University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor Patricia Wonch Hill was found not guilty on Friday, Nov. 22, of vandalizing a Nebraska senator’s office door in Lincoln.

Wonch Hill, a research assistant professor of sociology, was accused of placing stickers on the campaign office door of U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer in Oct. 2018.

After the judge ruled on the case this afternoon, Wonch Hill told the Omaha World Herald that she was pleased with the verdict and said the case was about silencing her opinions that differ from Nebraska’s Republican leaders.

In February, Wonch Hill was charged with multiple counts vandalism related to the incident with Fischer and for allegedly adding googly eyes to campaign signs for Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. 

But Fortenberry declined to show up for the trial, so that charge was dropped at the Lancaster County Court on Sept. 23.