‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley pleads guilty to charges of violation of the Capitol on January 6

Arizona’s "QAnon Shaman" agreed to plead guilty in breach of the Capitol

According to Friday’s court records, Jacob Chansley, sometimes referred to as the “QAnon Shaman,” pleaded guilty to felony charges during the Capitol violation on January 6.

Court documents stated that he pleaded guilty at a virtual court hearing in Washington, DC, on charges of obstructing official procedures.According to reports, the guilty plea was part of an agreement reached with the prosecutor and was accepted by Judge Robilambes Said.

Shortly after the incident on January 6, Chansley of Phoenix was released without bail awaiting trial and has been detained ever since. While in detention, he was diagnosed with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety after a physical examination.

Earlier, Chancery’s lawyer stated that his client did not want to be associated with the “Q” movement anymore, claiming that he was “swearing oaths and practicing shamanism for a long time.”

“The road leading to the events of January 6 has traversed for many years. Since January 6, the path depicted by Mr. Chanceley is a process that includes pain, depression, solitary confinement, introspection, and vulnerability to mental health. Awareness and the need for more self-work,” Watkins said in a statement. “It is necessary to give patience and compassion to people like Mr. Chansley who are non-violent, peaceful and have real mental health problems.”

More than 600 people were arrested in connection with this incident. Although some defendants were held in inhumane conditions described by their lawyers, the vast majority were released before the trial.

About two months ago, some defendants’ lawyers told The Epoch Times that several people were held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, denied medical care, and restricted access to defense lawyers.

Attorney John Pierce said at the time: “About 50 people have been detained. They have been in jail for several months and may stay in jail for several months until they appear in court.”

Watkins pointed out at Friday’s hearing that the federal government kept him in jail before the trial, which exacerbated Chansley’s mental health problems.

“He is a man with fragile mental health. He has been receiving treatment from any doctor for eight months. [would say] If you have a personality disorder and are held in solitary confinement, this is the worst thing you can do to you,” he said on Friday.

The date of Chanceley’s judgment is set for November 17.Watkins Ask The judge allowed him to be released during the sentencing hearing, and the judge said he would consider it.

Jack Phillips

Senior reporter

Jack Phillips is a reporter for The Epoch Times in New York.


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