Sentence handed down to man who recorded Ashli Babbitt’s death

Ashli Babbitt Shooter Gets 6-Year Prison Sentence

Utah resident John Earle Sullivan, who filmed the shooting of Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot on January 6th, 2021, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Conviction and Sentencing Details

Back in November, Sullivan was found guilty of obstruction and official proceeding, and possession of a dangerous weapon while on Capitol grounds.

According to the Justice Department, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth sentenced him to six years in prison, 36 months of supervised release, and a $2,000 fine.

Capitol Attack Involvement

During the riot, Sullivan wore a ballistic vest, gas mask, and urged fellow rioters to storm the Capitol, leading to his inside entry to avoid arrest.

He used digital platforms to present himself as an activist, but his true intentions were to cause chaos, as per the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Legal Action and Charges

Since the Capitol attack, the Justice Department has charged nearly 1,400 individuals across all states for related crimes, over two years later.

Sullivan filmed Babbitt climbing through a broken window before her fatal shooting, for which he made over $90,000 from videos of the riot prior to his conviction.

Riot Participation

The DOJ stated that Sullivan actively participated in the riot by encouraging window-breaking and demanding law enforcement to stand down during the attack.

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Read More of this Story at – 2024-04-27 21:30:00

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