Jacob Anthony Chansley, aka the “QAnon Shaman,” will reportedly plead guilty to charges related to his participation in the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6. He also doesn’t want to be called the “QAnon Shaman” anymore. Continue reading “QAnon Shaman Agrees To Plead Guilty For Capitol Riot”
The infamous “QAnon Shaman,” probably the most recognizable figure to take part in the violent riots at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, is apparently in negotiations for a plea deal after psychologists diagnosed him with multiple mental illnesses.
In an interview, defense lawyer Albert Watkins said that officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons, or BOP, have diagnosed his client Jacob Chansley with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
The BOP’s findings, which have not yet been made public, suggest Chansley’s mental condition deteriorated due to the stress of being held in solitary confinement at a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, Watkins said.
“As he spent more time in solitary confinement … the decline in his acuity was noticeable, even to an untrained eye,” Watkins said in an interview on Thursday.
Chansley, of Arizona, was photographed inside the Capitol wearing a horned headdress, shirtless and heavily tattooed. He is a supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory that casts Trump as a savior figure and elite Democrats as a cabal of Satanist pedophiles and cannibals.
Chansley currently faces charges of civil disorder and obstructing an official proceeding.
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 23, 2021
Jake Angeli, aka the “QAnon Shaman,” who proudly took part in the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, now says he is “disappointed” in Donald Trump and apologizes for his participation in the January riot.
Angeli, whose real name is Jacob Chansley, said in a statement released by his attorney, he now realizes he was “wrong.”
From the Arizona Republic:
Angeli, whose costume and painted face had helped make him an icon of the incursion, was arrested by the FBI and charged with six criminal counts, including two felonies, that could net him 28 years in prison. He has been ordered held in custody in D.C. pending trial.
Angeli said that his incarceration “has permitted me to start reanalyzing my life,” the statement said.
Among the aspects of his life, he has re-analyzed was his support of Trump.
“I am deeply disappointed in former President Trump,” Angeli said in his statement. “He was not honorable. He let a lot of peaceful people down.”
Angeli expressed regret for his actions on January 6 in his statement as well. “I am sorry for having aroused fear in the hearts of others. That was wrong. Period.”
“Please be patient with me and other peaceful people who, like me, are having a very difficult time piecing together all that happened to us, around us, and by us,” he added. “We are good people who care deeply about our country.”
If you put all of that through a Google Translate, it comes out: “I really don’t like being in prison. Get me out of here.”
The public defender for the QAnon Shaman, aka Jake Angeli, informed a judge today that his client hasn’t eaten since last Friday because he only eats organic food. This was his first court appearance since being arrested for his part in the invasion of the U.S. Capitol building last week.
During his first appearance at a federal courtroom in Phoenix, Angeli’s public defender Gerald Williams told the judge that he had not eaten since he was taken into custody because he is on an extremely restrictive diet consisting solely of organic food, believed to be for religious reasons.
Judge Deborah Fine said the claims were “deeply concerning” and ordered Williams to find a way to accommodate the 33-year-old’s demands.
“We will abide by the judge’s order,” David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, later confirmed to ABC 15 Monday, adding Angeli will be provided food to meet his organic diet.
Angeli’s mother, Martha Chansley, told the local ABC News affiliate the QAnon Shaman “gets very sick if he doesn’t eat organic food — literally will get physically sick.”
This judge said he’s concerned that is is not eating and demanded he gets organic food.
There’s over 80 inmates in ICE detention centers on hunger strike. No judge is concerned bout their conditions. https://t.co/SRtxxLJEJM
— zellie (@zellieimani) January 12, 2021
If I ever go to jail, I’m telling the Judge I only eat lobster. https://t.co/xf8lM1augN
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 12, 2021
A man who wore fur and horns while rioting in the Capitol is not eating in custody because his food is not organic.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 12, 2021
When the police arrested him and put in the squad car, were they careful to make sure his head didn't bump the roof of the car?
— Simon Scofield (@scofield_simon) January 12, 2021