A Capitol rioter who captured Ashli Babbitt’s death on video became the 20th person to plead guilty for his involvement in the deadly January 6 insurrection.
Andrew Bennett of Maryland pleaded guilty Thursday in DC District Court to illegally demonstrating inside the US Capitol. He got the same deal as other nonviolent rioters pleading to a single misdemeanor — including paying $500 in restitution for damage to the Capitol building and giving investigators access to his social media data.
The charge has a potential maximum of six months in jail, though Bennett may be ordered to serve much less, or even no jail time, when he is sentenced in October. Three rioters have been sentenced so far, two of whom received jail time.
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US Capitol rioter who captured Babbitt’s death on video is the 20th person to plead guilty in insurrectionhttps://t.co/GBM9HJ8lxj
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NEW: Jan 6 defendant Andrew Bennett is pleading guilty to misdemeanor charge (unlawful picketing). *He’ll face maximum of 6 months in jail*
Bennett allegedly wore Proud Boys hat, live streamed mob, shared conspiracy theories, yelled “break it down” near Speaker’s Lobby door
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 22, 2021