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September 13, 2021

More US Capitol riot defendants plead guilty

Seven defendants in the US Capitol riot pleaded guilty, including the man who threatened to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Cleveland Meredith Jr., who drove across state lines with two guns and 2,500 rounds of ammunition, texted a relative that he was considering attending a Pelosi event and “putting a bullet in her noggin on Live TV.”

He entered a guilty plea to sending threatening communications, which carries a maximum sentence of five years. Meredith will get credit for time served, as he’s been in jail since January.

So far, there have been 61 guilty pleas entered in connection to the riot.

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Seven more US Capitol riot defendants plead guilty, including armed man who threatened to shoot Pelosi

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