US prosecutors demand 4-year prison sentence for Jacob Chansley

The US Federal Prosecutor requested a 51-month prison sentence for Jacob Chansley, the “man with the two horns” whose image spread around the world when he stormed with his bare chest and hat fitted with the horns of the Capitol.

Chansley, also nicknamed “Shaman Keo Anon”, the movement to which he belongs and believes in conspiracy theories, was arrested days after the storming of the Capitol and charged with charges of up to 20 years in prison.

In early September, the accused pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful trespassing and violent conduct in a federal court in Washington.

On Wednesday, his defense attorney cited his client’s feeling of “sincere remorse”, his suffering from psychological problems, and his spending 317 days in detention, to ask the court to “lease” his client and impose a “much lighter” sentence.

On January 6, an angry crowd of supporters of the outgoing Republican President, Donald Trump, stormed the Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying the victory of his Democratic opponent in the presidential election, Joe Biden.

And Chansley, in his thirties, from Phoenix, Arizona, participated in the attack, armed with a spear, on which the United States flag was wrapped, which he also painted on his face, while his chest was left bare except for the tattoos that covered him, and he wore a fur hat and two buffalo horns emerged from it.

As for Scott Ferlamb, a native of New Jersey, who participated in the storming of Congress, he was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison for participating in the attack and assaulting a policeman, in the harshest sentence issued so far against one of the 660 accused of participating in the attack. 

Ferlam had pleaded guilty in August.

Source: AFP

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