Capitol rioter who hurled fire extinguisher at police gets 63 months, longest Jan 6-related sentence

Palmer was sentenced to 63 months behind bars

Published: December 17, 2021 5:39pm

Updated: December 17, 2021 5:48pm

A Capitol rioter who had pleaded guilty to attacking overwhelmed police officers with a fire extinguisher and other potentially dangerous objects was sentenced Friday to more than five years behind bars, the longest sentence so far in connection with the Jan. 6 incident.

"Your honor, I'm really really ashamed of what I did," the rioter, 54-year-old Robert Palmer, told a federal judge in Washington, D.C., during his sentencing hearing, according to the Associated Press.

Palmer, of Largo, Florida, was one of several rioters sentenced Friday in District of Columbia court for their actions, sparked by a desire to disrupt Congress’ attempt to certify Democrat Joe Biden's 2020 presidential win over Republican Donald Trump. 

Palmer was sentenced to 63 months and was the 65th defendant to be sentenced in connection with the incident, the wire service also reports

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