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'Phonehenge' builder guilty on 3 new counts

A man who built a collection of strange structures in the Mojave Desert known as Phonehenge West has been convicted of a dozen misdemeanors.

June 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The builder of the labyrinth in Acton called Phonehenge West has now been convicted of a dozen misdemeanors.

A Lancaster jury returned three more guilty verdicts on Friday against 59-year-old Alan Kimble Fahey, after convicting him of nine others Wednesday. Jurors deadlocked on three more counts.

Ten of the misdemeanor convictions are for maintaining illegal structures.

Fahey, a retired telephone service technician, began building Phonehenge West in 1984 on his Mojave Desert property.

It has grown to include a barn where he lives, another structure that resembles a railroad car, and a 70-foot tower with stained-glass windows.

He says the structures are art, but authorities say they are a safety hazard.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.