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Colorado woman dubbed Jan. 6 ‘praying grandma’ convicted of Capitol riot misdemeanors, Trump weighs in

A Colorado woman known on social media as “J6 Praying Grandma” was convicted last week on four federal misdemeanor charges in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, carrying the maximum He could be sentenced to one year in prison.

Rebecca Labrenz, a 71-year-old great-grandmother who allegedly runs a bed and breakfast in a Colorado Springs suburb, was found guilty Thursday by a 12-judge jury in Washington, D.C., of disorderly entry and remaining in a restricted building. Ta. The Gazette reported that she committed acts of vandalism in restricted buildings and grounds, disorderly conduct in the Capitol, parades, demonstrations and picketing inside the Capitol. Her sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 12, and Labrenz could face up to a year in prison and more than $200,000 in fines, not including her court costs.

The woman told the Gazette that she was “surprised” by the verdict but added: “I think God wanted it to turn out like this to make my voice louder. We have to wake up the country. ” he said.

“The whole reason I went to the Reichstag was to pray,” Lavrenz told the newspaper. “I didn’t go into this for myself. I was there to stand up for my country. With God’s guidance I went there and amended the Constitution to petition the government for redress of grievances. I entered the building to assert my Article 1 rights.”

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The Justice Department said Rebecca Labrenz provided FBI agents with a photo and identified herself as the woman seen on ABC News’ live coverage of the Capitol riot. (Ministry of Justice)

Former Republican presidential candidate Trump said LaBrentz had been “unfairly targeted by Crooked Joe Biden’s Justice Department and faces up to a year in prison for peacefully roaming around the Capitol.” “There is a possibility of punishment,” he posted on TRUTH social after being found guilty. Pray for our fallen nation on January 6th! ”

President Trump shared a link to where people can donate to help with Labrenz’s legal costs, noting that this grandmother and “small business owner” is now “one of Joe Biden’s J6 hostages! !!”

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Rebecca Labrenz talks to cops

Rebecca Labrenz was seen talking to a Capitol Police officer. (Ministry of Justice)

“Crooked Joe Biden spends more time prosecuting patriots like Rebecca and me than the violent criminals, thugs, murderers, and illegal immigrants who are destroying our country. This is why we Take a stand. MAGA 2024!” Trump concluded on Friday’s TRUTH social.

Fox News Digital reached out to the White House and Department of Justice for comment on President Trump’s posted comments, but did not immediately receive a response.

Rebecca Labrenz at the Capitol

Rebecca Labrenz photographed inside the Capitol Rotunda. (Ministry of Justice)

The Justice Department charged that Lavrenz spent just 10 minutes inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021. According to court documents, the FBI conducted a “consensual interview” with Lavrenz at his home on April 6, 2021, during which Lavrenz allegedly admitted to his agents: Ru. He was in Washington, D.C., to participate in a “Stop the Steal” rally on the Mall and followed the crowd to the Capitol.

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According to the arrestee, Lavrenz observed people getting into “physical confrontations” with police as the crowd grew, but “the men finally succeeded in climbing over the fence and entering the U.S. Capitol.” At that time, no police officers chased him.” His affidavit, The Gazette reported. She followed the crowd as it poured over the fence and into the main entrance on the east side of the Capitol. As she stated, and as video footage corroborates, she spent about 10 minutes inside, walked around from the East Central entrance to the Rotunda and back, spoke briefly with a Capitol Police officer, and then entered the same building she entered. I went out the door.

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