March 27, 2023

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Colorado man enters guilty plea for role in Jan. 6 riots, faces 4 years in prison

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A Colorado man pleaded guilty Monday to using a chemical spray to attack police officers who were trying to hold off the mob at the the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.

Robert Gieswein, of Woodland Park, is scheduled to be sentenced June 9. Estimated sentencing guidelines for Gieswein recommend a prison sentence ranging from three years and five months to four years and three months, according to his plea agreement.

Gieswein was wearing a helmet, flak jacket and goggles and carrying a baseball bat when he stormed the Capitol. He marched to the building from the Washington Monument with members of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group.

Gieswein repeatedly sprayed an “aerosol irritant” at police officers, pushed against a line of police and was one of the…

The Associated Press

2023-03-06 19:12:24

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