© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Safety fencing is seen close to the U.S. Capitol forward of an anticipated rally Saturday in assist of the January 6 Capitol assault defendants in Washington, U.S. September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Michael Weekes
By Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The person who carried out a pepper-spray assault on a U.S. Capitol Police officer who died the day after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot was sentenced to 80 months in jail on Friday with credit score for time already served in pretrial detention.
Julian Khater, 32, who admitted in a responsible plea he had used the pepper spray in opposition to Officer Brian Sicknick and two different officers, advised U.S. District Choose Thomas Hogan rash actions that day weren’t in his nature, and he needs he might take them again.
“I’ve taken each change I presumably might to raised myself as an individual,” Khater mentioned. “What occurred on Jan. 6 – there aren’t any phrases for it … I want I might take it again.”
Sicknick died of a stroke the subsequent day. Though the medical expert, Francisco J. Diaz, later attributed his dying to pure causes, he advised the Washington Put up he believed “all that transpired” on Jan. 6, 2021, performed a job in his dying.
Hundreds of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol that day in an try to overturn his election loss.
George Tanios, 41, of Morgantown, West Virginia, who traveled to Washington with Khater and equipped the chemical agent Khater used, pleaded responsible final yr to lesser misdemeanor fees of disorderly conduct on restricted grounds.
His sentencing stays ongoing within the federal courthouse in Washington. Each the prosecution and his protection attorneys are in search of credit score for the five-plus months he served in pre-trial detention.