Guy Reffitt was convicted of all charges in the first 6 January trial

Guy Refitt

Guy Refitt

A federal grand jury found a Texas man on all five counts in the first trial of nearly 800 people charged during the January 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol.

Guy Refitt49 years old, has been charged with obstructing the formal process of Congress, bringing a gun to the Capitol, and other felony and misdemeanor charges related to the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol, when Donald Trump Supporters flooded the building to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s win the 2020 presidential election.

The jury took just a few hours to reach a verdict. Debates start just before 10 a.m

Reffitt has been linked to the Three Percenters militia group, based on its name false belief that the number of Americans who fought with the British in the Revolutionary War was only three percent of the population at the time.

Reffitt’s son, Jackson Refittstood up and testified against his father.

Before January 6, Jackson Reffitt took his father to the FBI out of concern about Reffitt’s increasingly violent words. Indeed, when Reffitt returned from Washington, he told his children that “traitors will be shot” in an apparent attempt to silence them.

Later, when the FBI called Jackson to ask if his father was at the Capitol on January 6, Jackson confirmed that he was.

Jackson’s decision to notify the authorities and then testify against his father split the family. Jackson is said to have cut off nearly all contact with his family, while his sisters have defended Guy Reffitt, though they say they don’t support his decision to go to the Capitol. .

Refitt’s wife, Nicole Refitthas said that she fully supports her husband’s decision to go to the Capitol, and told VICE News that he has weapons with him simply because he always carries them; Also, according to the story, she doesn’t blame Jackson for calling the feds.

One of the key issues at trial was whether Reffitt was carrying a gun when he joined a violent mob.

The government has produced evidence that Reffitt had a gun on him, including a photo of him on the steps of the Capitol with the gun at his hip.

Reffitt’s attorney, William Welchreported urge the jury to question the authenticity of the government exhibit.

But in a video submitted as evidence at the trial, Reffitt himself appears to admit to having a gun at the time.

In a recorded video call, Reffitt is detailing what happened on the steps of the Capitol. He was very detailed, and he seemed to believe that his being sprayed with chemicals was why other rioters started pushing into the building.

He also said he had a gun on him at the time.

“I was soaked to the marrow of my bones. I’ve got .40 with me. “

And according to Reffitt, he’s not the only one.

“The others had weapons. They’re lucky we didn’t shoot them,” he said, seemingly referring to law enforcement trying to keep a violent mob from entering the building. “We could have but we didn’t shoot a single inning.”

Reffitt’s sentencing has been set for June 8 at 10:00 a.m

[Image via FBI court filings.]

Is there a trick we should know? [email protected] Guy Reffitt was convicted of all charges in the first 6 January trial

James Brien

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