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Michigan man faces up to 4 years in prison in Bible theft

ADRIAN, Mich. — A man faces up to four years in prison when sentenced in the theft of a more than 150-year-old Bible in southeast Michigan.

Ronald Huskins II, of Palmyra Township, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony larceny charge.

He’s due back in Lenawee County Circuit Court on April 18 for sentencing.

The large Bible and ceremonial ornaments were taken during a burglary July 20, 2011, at the Palmyra Masonic Temple, about 55 miles southwest of Detroit.

A Masonic Temple official has said the Bible was used at each monthly meeting and ceremony of the Palmyra Masons since its 1866 charter. The Bible is believed to have been printed in 1859.

Investigators were told the Bible was placed in an old refrigerator and burned.

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