Texas Militia Member Serious Jan 6.

A member of the Texas militia was sentenced to seven and a quarter years in prison on Monday. 

Guy Reffitt, 49, was the first person charged with a crime on January 6 to go before a jury. He was found guilty in March...

However, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich declined the Justice Department’s request to treat Reffitt’s crimes as...

It was the first time that federal prosecutors tried to get a Jan. 6 defendant a harsher sentence by calling his actions...

Friedrich, an appointee of President Donald Trump, said that applying the sentencing enhancement to Reffitt...

“There are a lot of cases where defendants had weapons or did very violent attacks,” Friedrich said. He also pointed out...

Friedrich finally decided that Reffitt’s case was more like the more serious ones from January 6 for which sentences...

Friedrich made it clear, though, that she thought his plans were dangerous, and she thought it was “absurd” that he said they...