Man Who Filmed Ashli Babbitt’s Death Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor

A Maryland man who filmed the death of Ashli Babbitt inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty on Thursday to a misdemeanor. Andrew Bennett agreed to plead guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol Building in exchange for three other misdemeanor charges being dropped, according to a plea agreement filed with a federal court in Washington. The agreement was accepted during a July 22 hearing before U.S. District Judge James Boasberg. Boasberg, an Obama nominee, accepted the plea. A public defender representing Bennett did not respond to a request for comment. Bennett faces up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $5,000, as well as possible restitution. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 1. Bennett remains free on a personal recognizance bond. According to charging documents, Bennett posted on Facebook on Jan. 4, “You better be ready chaos is coming and I will be …Read More

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