Riley June Williams is found guilty on six counts, but the jury is split on whether or not she stole Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.
A lady from Pennsylvania was found guilty on all six federal charges she faced after being accused of storming the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. The charges she faced included civil disruption, theft of government property, and assault on police officers.
On Monday, however, the jury that was deliberating Riley June Williams’ case was unable to make a unanimous decision on two further accusations. One of them was whether or not she took a laptop from the office of Nancy Pelosi, who is the Speaker of the House.
After the jury had reached a decision, United States District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued a warrant for Williams’ arrest and ordered that he be taken into prison. Williams is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Williams is one of around 900 suspects arrested in connection with the attack on the United States Capitol. The attack took occurred while the United States Congress was certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election in 2020. Williams was one of the suspects apprehended.
After then-President Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” event, during which Trump made the dishonest claim that he had won the election “by a landslide,” an attack was carried out against Trump.
HAPPENING NOW: Jury has reached a verdict on *some* counts against Jan. 6 defendant Riley Williams, 22, who joined the mob that ransacked Nancy Pelosi’s office. They’re still deadlocked on some however.
Partial verdict to come soon but deliberations will continue.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 21, 2022
Williams showed up at the rally wearing a T-shirt that read, “I’m with groyper.” This phrase refers to a loosely knit group of white supremacists who align themselves with Nick Fuentes, a proponent of the “America First” movement. After that, she became one of the thousands of protesters that stormed the Capitol building, forcing the lawmakers inside to flee.
Videos taken that day show Williams instructing other rioters to “push, push, push” against federal law officers as they attempted to clear the Capitol Rotunda. Williams’s words can be heard multiple times throughout the videos. She also directed the protesters’ attention to a staircase that led to Speaker Pelosi‘s office.
Prosecutors described Williams in a June court file as “in the front line of rioters,” suggesting that he was acting in a leadership capacity for others. According to the documents written by the prosecutors, the defendant “engaged in multiple purposeful physical conflicts and verbal altercations with federal law enforcement personnel and directed others to do the same.”
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