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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:35 AM

Capitol rioter admits to new felonies while representing himself in court

WASHINGTON (CN) — A 27-year-old Capitol rioter who is representing himself failed to argue his way out of jail in a bond hearing Tuesday. He accidentally admitted to several additional crimes while he was at it — which a federal judge warned him about at the onset of the hearing.

“I should note that I did not want to go pro se. I thought it was a stupid decision,” Brandon Fellows said of his decision to represent himself, or appear before the court “pro se.” He admitted that he had mistakenly prepared for a evidentiary hearing, not a bond hearing.

Fellows’ former defense attorney, Washington public defender Cara Halverson, and U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden have repeatedly urged Fellows not to represent himself. The New Yorker smoked marijuana in Senator Jeff Merkley’s office during the January riots at the U.S. Capitol building, but was out on pretrial release until McFadden ordered Fellows back into custody after he left obscene voicemails for his pretrial service officer and called the officer’s mother. He also missed his court-ordered mental health evaluation.



https://www.courthousenews.com/capitol-rioter-admits-to-new-felonies-while-representing-himself-in-court/

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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:43 AM

1. " He also missed his court-ordered mental health evaluation."

Another one to laugh at!

Fellows also noted that had been abused as a child, has Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD and is a slow learner.


Well, he’ll have lots of time to learn behind bars. Sounds like it will be just like home, am I right?

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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 09:34 AM

2. As Foghorn Leghorn would say

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