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Texas family of five convicted of rioting on Jan. 6

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Sentencing notes released Wednesday by Justice Department Chief Justice Beryl Howell sentenced parents Thomas and Joshua Munn to 36 months probation, including 14 days in prison, divided into two seven-day periods and 90 days to serve are ‘ house arrest and 60 hours of community service.

Oct 13 (News) — A federal judge has convicted a Texas family of five who pleaded guilty to charges in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.

Three of their adult children – Joshua, Kayli and Kristi-Marie Munn – were each sentenced to 36 months probation and 60 hours of community service.

The entire Munn family lives in Borger, Texas, apart from Joshua, who lives in Melrose, Wisconsin.

According to court documents, they each pleaded guilty to charges related to the April and May storming of the Capitol.

Prosecutors charged the Munn family with entering the Capitol with a group of supporters of then-President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 to prevent Joe Biden from being certified as the 46th President of the United States.

The statement of facts states that they crawled into the building through a window at around 14:25. Security footage of the incident shows the family moving between several areas of the Capitol, including the crypt and visitor center.

The document also contains several of the Munns’ posts and comments on their individual social media accounts regarding their participation in the riots, including one by Thomas ahead of the event, which included a picture of Trump with the text “POTUS has requested your attendance” in Washington , D.C., on January 6, 2021.

During Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, Dawn told the judge that she went to the Capitol that day “to show me someone that our election would be safe,” CNN reported.

“If we don’t have secure elections, we don’t have a country,” she said. “This is a country by the voice of the people.”

Howell dismissed her explanation, stating, “There is no question that can justify disrupting the democratic process.”

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