Horned in the head and silent in the hands attacked the Capitol, sentenced to imprisonment "QAnon Shaman"
The man known as "QAnon Shaman" who stormed the Senate chamber on Jan. 6, adorned with face paint and wearing a horned wool helmet, was sentenced to 41 months in prison Wednesday for his involvement in the attack. in the Capitol.
Jacob Chansley, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona, pleaded guilty in September to a criminal charge of obstruction of his role in trying to block the Electoral College 2020 vote count.
He faced a maximum of 20 years in prison on the charge, but federal prosecutors sought a sentence of 51 months, the longest sentence sought in a Jan. 6 investigation to date.
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth handed down the 41-month sentence in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday. He also sentenced Chansley to three years probation after his release.
In sentencing Chansley to prison, Lamberth said he thought Chansley was "sincere in repentance," but said the severity of his crime justified the sentence.
"What you did here was terrible, as you can see now," the judge said.
Images of a naked, American-flagged Chansley entering Congress halls and sitting in the Senate president's chair became iconic representations of the Jan. 6 chaos as hundreds of pro-Trump protesters stormed the building and were briefly delayed. official counting of electoral votes.