'QAnon Shaman' to plead guilty in Capitol riot charges

The attorney for the Capitol rioter known as “QAnon Shaman” said that his client will plead guilty to charges stemming from the deadly insurrection, HuffPost reported.

Attorney Albert Watkins said that Jacob Chansley, also known as QAnon Shaman, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in his case. 

Chansley is facing multiple federal charges, including a felony count of obstructing an official proceeding and a felony charge of civil disorder, according to HuffPost. 

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Watkins said that Chansely doesn’t want to be associated with QAnon anymore, saying his client experienced “pain, depression, solitary confinement,” among other mental health issues after participating in the insurrection. 

“It is imperative that patience and compassion be accorded those, who like Mr. Chansley, were non-violent, peaceful and possessed of genuine mental health issues which rendered them more vulnerable to the propaganda of the day but who, at the end of day, seek to be accountable for their actions.,” Watkins said. 

This comes as hundreds have been arrested in connection to the Capitol riot that left five people dead. 

Chansley, who spent several months in jail and had to go through a mental health evaluation, is scheduled to have his plea hearing Friday, HuffPost noted.