50-year-old Jay Rivett was the first to stand trial after the storming of the US Congress. After being in custody for 19 months, he is now sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison.
According to prosecutors, during the riots, Rivette, who wore a pistol, body armor and helmet attached to a camera, allegedly told other members of the “Texas Three Persons” militia that he was planning to pull out the speaker. D., Democrat Nancy Pelosi, walked out of the building with his feet by “so he hits her head every step of the way down.”
Threatened his children
Rivett’s 19-year-old son, who testified at the trial, said the father told him that he and his sister were traitors if they handed him over to the authorities, at the same time warning against “shooting traitors.”
Hundreds are still waiting to be brought to justice
The longest prison sentence handed down before Revitts was five years and three months. It included two men who pleaded guilty to assaulting police officers who were at the Capitol.
More than 840 people have been charged with crimes related to the storming of Congress, and more than 340 have pleaded guilty, mostly to petty crimes. More than 220 people were convicted, about half of whom were sentenced to prison terms. About 150 others have beta dates that extend into 2023.
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