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Military veteran who killed Iraqi civilian is ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military veteran who shot and killed a handcuffed civilian in Iraq nearly 20 years ago has been ordered jailed on charges that he used a metal baton to assault police officers during the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Chief Judge James Boasberg ruled Tuesday that 40-year-old Edward Richmond Jr. of Louisiana is a danger to the community. Also on Tuesday, a man who blind-sided a police officer and knocked him head first over a five-foot-high ledge outside the Capitol was sentenced to six years and six months in prison. Prosecutors had recommended a prison sentence of over 11 years for Ralph Joseph Celentano III, a 56-year-old carpenter from the Queens borough of New York City.

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