Des Moines, Iowa (AP) — A man in Des Moines, Iowa, who is prominently depicted in a QAnon shirt in front of a crowd of rebels in the U.S. Capitol in an attack on January 6, tried on Monday. He asked the official to release him from prison: “He feels deceived and finds himself buying a mass of lies.”
Douglas Jensen said in a document submitted by a lawyer that he believed he was a “true patriot” about going to Washington at the recommendation of President Donald Trump. He said the intention was just to observe.
Jensen said that he was “a number of conspiracy theories brought to him via the Internet by very smart people who had little consciousness, even if they had moral or social consciousness. I was sacrificed. “
Jensen’s lawyer Christopher Davis said in a document that Jensen wasn’t part of the mob, he just went to Washington to see. Davis admitted that Jensen was in front of the crowd, but admitted it. Insisted that it was “the ridiculous reason just revealed” to show QAnon’s shirt to get it.
Davis said Jensen did not threaten to cause physical harm to anyone or destroy property. Jensen was to protect himself when he attended Mr. Trump’s rally prior to the march to the Houses of Parliament. He wore a pocket knife for work, Davis said in a document filed in court.
Jensen’s videos and photos are widely distributed, showing Jensen in a QAnon shirt as he tracks Eugene Goodman, a Capitol police officer chasing mobs up the stairs in Capitol.
According to Davis, Jensen has been in custody since appearing on January 9.
Jensen will appear in Washington on Tuesday before a federal judge.
In February, federal prosecutors said Upgraded The charges filed against him include entry into an off-limits building with dangerous weapons and chaotic or destructive activity inside an off-limits building with dangerous weapons. Other counts include civil turmoil, obstruction of public affairs, assault or obstruction of police officers, chaotic behavior within the Capitol building, and marches, demonstrations or pickets in the Capitol building.
You can be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for interfering with public proceedings.
Jensen, 41, was arrested and imprisoned in Demoin two days after returning home from Washington, and saw his picture on television. He was transferred from Iowa to Washington by a judge and ordered to be detained in prosecution.
According to court records, Jensen may be working towards a plea bargaining agreement with a federal prosecutor.
Court documents explained that Jensen was a product of a dysfunctional childhood and said he did not fully understand why he was drawn into QAnon’s plot. It was the midlife crisis, In other words, I presume that it may have been affected by the pandemic. “Or maybe the message seemed to lift him from normal life to a lofty position with prestigious goals.”
Davis submitted to court that his love and interest in his family was “a call for awakening to end the victimization.”
He called for Jensen’s release and tidied up. He said he wanted Jensen’s wife to drive him to Des Moines. There he remains under house arrest.