Richard “Bigo” Barnett, a retired firefighter from rural Arkansas, who became a symbol of Jan. 6 chaos insisted in court Wednesday that his actions weren’t meant to be “thre… But US District Court Judge Christopher Cooper disagreed, handing down 54 months behind bars.
Barnett, 63, stormed the Capitol building with a stun gun and a ten-pound steel pole, made his way to Pelosi’s office and scrawled “Hey Nancy, Bigo was here,
you b—ch ” on an envelope, according to prosecutors. An image of him grinning and leaning back disrespectfully in the then-Speaker’s chair was widely circulated in media reports of the riot. Barnett was then convicted by a jury in January of eight charges, including entering the building with a deadly weapon.
Richard “Bigo” Barnett, a retired firefighter from rural Arkansas, who became a symbol of Jan. 6 chaos insisted in court Wednesday that his actions weren’t meant to be “threatening.” AP At his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Barnett’s lawyers asked for less than 6 months in prison — saying he came to Washington, DC for the first time to “peacefully protest and was unfortunately caught up in the events” of Jan.6, according to headtopics.com
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