Capitol defendant who filmed Ashley Babbitt’s death pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge
One of the defendants in the Capitol riots, who prosecutors said filmed the killing of a Trump supporter Ashley Babbitt On January 6 he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
Andrew White Bennett, of Maryland, pleaded guilty Thursday to one of four counts related to the riots. Department of Justice announced.
Bennett pleaded guilty to a “parade, demonstration, or sit-in at the Capitol,” according to him. call agreement. He faces up to six months in prison, and is due to be sentenced on October 1.
Bennett was arrested on January 26, and placed on a personal pledge. He is at least the 20th person to plead guilty in connection with the riots, According to CNN.
to me affidavit Around the time of his arrest, authorities found four live streams on Bennett’s Facebook account. In one of the videos, Bennett is apparently heard shouting “No destruction” when someone kicks in the door.
But authorities said that in another video, he appears to be chanting “break it” with the crowd. The affidavit stated that the hymn was “concerning a door in the hall of the speaker that was fortified.” [U.S. Capitol Police] And where a woman was later shot.”
The authorities did not name the woman in the file. However, Babbitt was shot and killed while trying to climb over a barrier erected outside the speaker’s lobby.
Babbitt family has lawsuit The Supreme Court for the District of Columbia is seeking records of the officers who shot her.
US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, said in April The officer who fired the shot will not face charges.
The plaintiffs said In the court file who – which Bennett wore a hat with the letters “FAFO” on it, a popular slogan among the far-right Proud Boys. He admitted trying to contact the Maryland branch to become a member, but there is no evidence that he was associated with the group.
There was also no evidence that Bennett was violent or destructive while in the Capitol.