Capitol Rioter Gets Longest Sentence Yet: 63 Months

NBC News reports:

A Florida man was sentenced Friday to just over five years in prison for assaulting police officers during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. The sentence, of 63 months, was the longest one yet imposed among the more than 150 defendants who have pleaded guilty to taking part in the siege.

Robert Palmer, 54, of Tampa, was charged with repeatedly assaulting police officers on the Capitol’s Lower West Terrace. Prosecutors said he threw a wooden plank the police, then picked up a fire extinguisher and sprayed its contents at a line of officers, throwing the canister at them after it was empty.

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