Woman Convicted for Jan. 6 Role Could Spend 1 Year Behind Bars

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(ConservativeHub.com) – Last week, Rebecca Lavrenz, 71, from Colorado, who has been known on social media as “J6 Praying Grandma,” was convicted on four federal misdemeanor counts in connection to her role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Following her conviction, she could face a year in jail, the Gazette reported.

Lavrenz, who is reportedly a great-grandmother and has a bed and breakfast that she operates, was found to be guilty by the Washington, D.C., 12-member jury on Thursday, April 4. The charges against her include disorderly conduct in a restricted building, entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and demonstration in a Capitol. 

Following her conviction, her sentencing is set for Aug. 12, and Lavrenz may face fines of over $200,000 as well as up to one year behind bars.

Lavrenz spoke to the Gazette, saying she had been surprised when she heard the verdict and argued that she believed God must have wanted things to turn out this way so that her voice could be heard. She claimed the country needed to “wake up.” She said the only reason she visited the Capitol was to pray and she was there not for herself, but rather for the country. She also said that she had been on the grounds advocating for her First Amendment rights. 

Former President Donald Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social to claim that the woman had been “unfairly targeted” by the Biden Department of Justice and could be in prison for up to a year because she had prayed for their country on Jan. 6. 

Lavrenz’s account and video evidence indicated that on Jan. 6, the woman entered the Capitol building with the crowd on the east side and walked around for about 10 minutes. She reportedly spoke with an officer before leaving.

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