Jacob Chansley, the man who stood out pretty much with his animal skin and horns during the wild storming of the Capitol in January, confesses guilt for disrupting a meeting of the United States Parliament. According to US media, the man is being prosecuted for six offenses, including involvement in unrest. The Public Prosecutors Office expects Chansley to receive 41 to 51 months in prison.
The now 33-year-old Chansley was part of the hundreds of Trump supporters who entered the Capitol on 6 January while the results of the presidential election were ratified there. The man, who was also referred to as shaman due to his striking appearance, left a note for Vice President Mike Pence saying: “Its a matter of time. Justice is coming.” The stormers also invaded the Democratic Nancy Pelosi office and took things like a laptop.
Chansleys lawyer asks for patience and compassion for people like his client, who are “not violent but are struggling with mental problems.” The judge also sees mental health problems at Chansley. According to the court, he is unaware of the seriousness of his actions and would see his actions as “peaceful and well-intentioned”. The court therefore believes that the man does not have a good idea of reality.
The man previously said to be another supporter of the QAnon movement, which believes members of the American elite are paedophile satanists. By now, Chansley would have sworn off the movement. According to the stormers, the election was stolen and Donald Trump should have taken a seat in the White House again. The same Trump also claimed that the results were out of the hook, but dozens of Republicanslaw lawsuits went nowhere.
More than 500 people have been arrested for their involvement in the riots. Because so many images of the chaos have been spread through social media, it would often have taken little effort to track down suspects. Dozens of officers were injured during the storming. Also destroyed and panes of the parliament building were smashed.