The Insider reports:
A Capitol riot suspect has been “shunned” and “chastised” by her community since her arrest in February, her lawyer wrote in a sentencing memorandum seen by Insider.
On Tuesday, Dona Bissey, 53, from Bloomfield, Indiana, wrote a letter to the court pleading for leniency and asking for a sentence of 18 months of probation. Bissey faces four charges, including entering and remaining in a restricted building, violent entry, and disorderly conduct in the Capitol.
In the sentencing memorandum, A. J. Kramer, a federal public defender, said the events of the insurrection had left Bissey with “deep regret, fear, shame, and remorse.” Bissey, who owns a hair salon, has lost a lot of customers since her arrest and is taking antidepressants, Kramer said.
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In court filing seeking leniency, Jan 6 defendant Dona Bissey references Trump and “Trump’s son” … explaining her actions ====> pic.twitter.com/ncgXL3lGgq
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NEW: In handwritten letter, Jan 6 defendant Dona Bissey says she’s a “God fearing, country loving, law abiding, hard working Patriot” …. who is being “shunned” by some in her small Indiana community
She requests sentence of 18-months probation in misdemeanor case pic.twitter.com/PFsLSbiNxt
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) October 5, 2021
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