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Morganfield Woman Pleads Guilty for Actions in Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol Building is stormed by a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6, 2021
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FILE PHOTO: A mob of supporters of then-U.S. President Donald Trump climb through a window they broke as they storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

Her husband pleaded not guilty

A western Kentucky woman has pleaded guilty in connection with the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

43-year-old Shelly Stallings of Morganfield entered guilty pleas to seven federal charges, including assaulting, resisting or impeding law enforcement officers using a dangerous weapon.

Court records indicate Stallings and three co-defendants sprayed pepper-spray at police officers who were attempting to secure the Lower West Terrace of the capitol building.

Stallings was arrested in Owensboro about a month after the riot.

A news release says she could face up to 56 years in prison if a judge issues the maximum sentence on all counts.

Stallings’ husband, 49-year-old Peter Schwartz, pleaded not guilty to all charges.