Ex-Police Officer Fanone tells Jan. 6 defendant who grabbed him, 'I hope you suffer,' at sentencing

Kyle Young, 38, of Iowa, was sentenced in federal court to seven-plus years in federal prison.

Updated: September 29, 2022 - 9:09am

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A Jan. 6 rioter who admitted to assaulting police during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has been sentenced to seven-plus years in federal prison.

Kyle Young, 38, of Iowa, was sentenced Tuesday – receiving one of the harshest sentences in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. 

Young admitted to using a strobe light to disorient police before helping hurl a large audio speaker at a line of officers; having grabbed the wrist of former Metropolitan Police Department Officer Fanone; and making contact with another officer, according to several news reports.

Federal prosecutors say Young, and HVAC worker, also handed a stun gun to a fellow rioter who then shocked Fanone.

"I hope you suffer" in prison, Fanone, who had a heart attack after the incident, told Young.

Fanone is now a CNN contributor.

Lawyers for Young, who took his then 16-year-old son to the riot, said their client was “injected” with lies about the 2020 election and was not in a proper state of mind, according to NBC News.

Young also apologized directly to Fanone on Tuesday in federal court in Washington, D.C., saying he hoped Fanone would one day forgive him.

Over 850 people have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot, and over 350 have pleaded guilty, NBC News also reports.

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