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‘QAnon shaman’ pleads responsible for function in Capitol riot, faces as much as four half years in jail

Jacob Chansley, an Arizona man often known as the “QAnon shaman” who was photographed contained in the Senate dais through the Capitol riot, reached a plea deal Friday and can doubtless serve three half to four half years in jail. 

Chansley was one of many first folks to enter the Capitol constructing on Jan. 6, shirtless, with an American flag spear, face paint and furry horns. 

He was arrested three days after the riot and initially charged with six crimes. On Friday he pleaded responsible to at least one felony rely of obstructing an official continuing. 


An Arizona man seen in photos and video of the mob wearing a fur hat with horns was charged in the Capitol riot chaos. Jacob Anthony Chansley, who also goes by the name Jake Angeli, was taken into custody Saturday, Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

An Arizona man seen in pictures and video of the mob carrying a fur hat with horns was charged within the Capitol riot chaos. Jacob Anthony Chansley, who additionally goes by the identify Jake Angeli, was taken into custody Saturday, Jan. 9. (AP Photograph/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Albert Watkins, Chansley’s lawyer, requested that his shopper endure a competency examination in Might and informed Fox Information in July that he “is recognized with psychological well being vulnerabilities, together with transient schizophrenia, bipolar dysfunction, nervousness and despair exacerbated by socio stressors.”

Chansley was discovered to be mentally competent after being transferred to a Colorado facility for the psychological well being analysis. 

“I’m very appreciative for the courtroom’s willingness to have my psychological vulnerabilities examined,” Chansley mentioned in courtroom on Friday. 

Chansley was a daily at Trump rallies and informed an FBI agent on Jan. 7 that he traveled to the nation’s capital “as part of a gaggle effort, with different ‘patriots’ from Arizona, on the request of the President that every one ‘patriots’ come to D.C. on January 6, 2021.”

Watkins has mentioned that his shopper now rejects the QAnon motion. 


About 600 folks have been charged within the Capitol riot, of which roughly 50 have since pleaded responsible. Paul Hodgkins, a Florida man, was the primary offender to be sentenced when he obtained eight months in jail in July for obstructing an official continuing. 

Chansley is ready to be sentenced on Nov. 17 and will face 41 to 51 months in jail, a prosecutor mentioned Friday. He stays jailed for now however U.S. District Decide Royce Lamberth is contemplating his request to be launched whereas awaiting sentencing. 

The Related Press contributed to this report. 


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