Capitol Rioter Guy Reffitt Found Guilty On All 5 Counts

Capitol rioter Guy Reffitt has been found guilty on all five charges against him in regard to his participation in the deadly Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol building.
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Capitol rioter Guy Reffitt, the first participant to go to trial over the deadly January 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol Building, has been found guilty on all charges against him.

Guy Wesley Reffitt, of Wylie, Texas, didn’t have to wait long after the lawyers completed their summations. The jury found him guilty on all five counts in just three hours.

From the New York Times:

They included obstructing Congress’s certification of the 2020 presidential election by helping to lead a pro-Trump mob in an advance against the police that resulted in the first violent breach of the building on Jan. 6, 2021.

Mr. Reffitt was also convicted of wearing an illegal pistol on his hip during the attack and of later threatening his teenage son and daughter to keep them from turning him in to the authorities.

He faces up to 20 years in prison on the obstruction count alone.

Reffitt’s 19-year-old son Jackson testified against his father during the trial saying his father had threatened him should Jackson acknowledge to authorities he knew of his father’s participation in the invasion.

“He said, ‘If you turn me in, you’re a traitor,’” Jackson recounted to the court. His father then added, “And traitors get shot.”

I’m guessing threatening to kill your kids wasn’t a good look to the jury.

I think it’s a pretty good bet that others that have been charged in the violent riot are making calls to their attorneys tonight asking about plea deals.

More than 750 participants in the Capitol invasion have been charged with crimes ranging from trespassing to seditious conspiracy. Of those, over 200 have already pleaded guilty.