Texas man convicted for role in Capitol attack in landmark trial

Texas man convicted for role in Capitol attack in landmark trial

Texas man convicted for role in Capitol attack in landmark trial

The Guardian says a Texas man who joined the assault on the US Capitol by Trump supporters was found guilty for his role in the attack on Tuesday, a milestone victory for federal prosecutors in the first such case to go before a jury.

The defendant, Guy Reffitt, was found guilty on all five of the felony charges he faced, including bringing a gun on to the Capitol grounds and obstructing an official proceeding.

Reffitt’s trial was seen as an important test case as the Department of Justice (DoJ) attempts to secure convictions from hundreds of defendants who have not taken plea deals.

The federal jury in Washington returned the unanimous verdict after just two hours.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/08/jury-trial-texas-man-capitol-riot

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