Winchester resident sees jail time for Capitol insurgents

Courthouse news is reporting that Winchester resident Edward Hemenway and his cousin Robert Bauer of Kentucky will be sentenced to 45 days in jail.

The pair received their sentence for their participation in the Jan. 6 insurgents at the U.S. Capitol.

Judge Tanya Chutkan told the pair yesterday Oct. 13 that incarceration was the only way to deter future violence.

Chutkan told the pair they were being punished for the decision to take the protest and turn it into a violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol.

The pairs criminal pasts was also taken into consideration in sentencing according to the report.

A total of 17 rioters have been sentenced so far out of 630 people facing criminal charges.

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Winchester man faces charges in Capitol breach

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Edward Hemenway of East Cork Street Winchester has been charged with entering and disorderly conduct, parading, demonstrating and picketing in a restricted Capitol building.

Hemenway faces those and other charges after confessing that he and his cousin Robert L. Bauer, of Cave City Kentucky knowingly entered a restricted building, the Nation’s Capitol.

In separate interviews with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) both Bauer and Hemenway admitted they walked down Pennsylvania Avenue with the crowd on Jan. 6.

When they reached the Capitol Bauer’s wife Jenny left the group but Bauer and Hemenway went in despite seeing what Hemenway described as a giant Do Not Enter Sign.

Pictures of the two men inside the building were found on Bauer’s phone which was confiscated by the FBI.

If convicted Hemenway faces up to a year in prison on each charge.

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