6 different individuals related to the Capitol Riot plead responsible: NPR

More than 600 people have been charged in the investigation into the riot in the Capitol, with at least 60 pleading guilty. Brent Stirton / Getty Images Hide caption

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More than 600 people have been charged in the investigation into the riot in the Capitol, with at least 60 pleading guilty.

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Six other people pleaded guilty on Friday on charges related to the January 6th Capitol riot, including a man who threatened to shoot House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi in the head.

Cleveland Meredith Jr. missed the pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC earlier this year but stayed around long enough to tell family members that he planned to shoot Pelosi. He pleaded guilty to interstate communication of threats on one point.

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According to court records, Meredith texted a relative saying he wanted to attend an event with Pelosi and “put a bullet in her heart on live television.” The relative contacted Meredith’s mother, who contacted the FBI. Shortly thereafter, agents found Meredith at a downtown DC hotel and found a pistol, rifle, and 2,500 rounds of ammunition in his possession.

Meredith’s sentencing is slated for December.

Two Illinois men – Bruce Harrison and Douglas Wangler – pleaded guilty to committing an administrative offense over a strike, parade, or demonstration in a Capitol building. They spent about 20 minutes in the Capitol on Jan. 6 while Harrison videotaped Wangler raising his fist in the air.

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Similarly, Brandon and Stephanie Miller, an Ohio couple, also pleaded guilty to appearing in a Capitol building.

The couple entered the Capitol through a window and then broadcast live on social media from the inside.

More than 600 people have been charged in the investigation into the riot in the Capitol, with at least 60 pleading guilty. Most of them face minor offense charges with minimal penalty. But people who plead guilty to a crime could face years of imprisonment.

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