- Dec 3, 2017
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Prosecution rests in first trial of Capitol riot defendant Guy Reffitt
Guy Reffitt, a 49-year-old member of the far-right “Texas Three Percenters” militia group, is the first person to stand trial in connection with the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
Prosecutors called their final witnesses Monday in the trial of Guy Reffitt, an alleged participant in last year’s Capitol riot who authorities say threatened to shoot his own children if they turned him in.
Reffitt, a 49-year-old member of the far-right “Texas Three Percenters” militia group, is the first person to stand trial in connection with the events of Jan. 6, 2021. He is charged with bringing a gun onto the Capitol grounds and interfering with police officers guarding the building.
Jurors heard Monday from two officers who said they attempted to keep Reffitt from accessing the building, as well as an FBI agent involved in the investigation.
Reffitt declined to testify in his own defense, and his attorney, William Welch, told the court Monday that he planned to call zero witnesses.
Fellow Three Percenter Rocky Hardie testified last week that Reffitt said he wanted to physically remove members of Congress from the Capitol and replace them with people who would “follow the Constitution.”
Hardie told the court that he considered Reffitt’s words to be “hyperbole” and didn’t think he would act on them.
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