Not exactly the way you want to get for your 15 minutes of fame, or in this case, infamy. It was a different story back in January though, when she posted on Instagram, “Infamy is just as good as fame. Either way I end up more known. XOXO.” But that’s what Courtright got. And she was lucky. The Justice Department wanted a six months sentence but the judge disagreed, giving her 30 days instead, as well as probation and ordered her to receive mental health treatment.
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — A college student who posted online that “Infamy is just as good as fame“ after she climbed through a broken window at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to a month behind bars for her actions.
Gracyn Courtright, 23, of Hurricane, West Virginia, sobbed as she told U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper that “if I could take back anything in my life it would be my actions on Jan. 6.”
She was among the throng of pro-Trump rioters who descended on the Capitol to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s victory last year. She posted photos of herself online — like scores of other rioters — reveling in the moment. “Can’t wait to tell my grandkids I was here!” she wrote, and inside the Senate chamber, she was photographed holding a “Members only” sign.
“I will never be the same girl again,” the University of Kentucky student said through tears. “This has changed me completely.”
ALERT: Per @BradMcElhinny – Judge has sentenced Gracyn Courtright to one month jail in Jan 6 case
Courtright became latest defendant to plead for leniency saying “I was just following the crowd”
Judge: “You probably saw enough to know this wasn’t a simple, peaceful protest” https://t.co/pN0Y0aMYiy
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