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Texas defendant in first Jan. 6 Capitol attack trial “lit the match” of breach, DOJ says

In opening statements for the first trial related to the 2021 riot, prosecutors said Guy Wesley Reffitt, a member of Texas Three Percenters, spearheaded those near him to charge police. His defense said he was engaging in “hyperbole.”

by Spencer S. Hsu, Rachel Weiner and Tom Jackman, The Washington Post
Guy Wesley Reffitt is identified in a video currently being investigated by the FBI. Reffitt, an alleged member of Texas Three Percenters, will be among the first defendants standing trial for participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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