WASHINGTON — An Indiana woman is expected to plead guilty for her role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Anna Morgan-Lloyd, from Bloomfield, is set to plead guilty Friday to a single count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
Prosecutors have agreed to a sentence of probation, 40 hours of community service, and $500 in restitution.
From the court filing:
Once Mrs. Lloyd understood the destruction and lawlessness of many who entered the U.S. Capitol, she was upset, contrite, and remorseful. Though she did not defile or destroy any property, she acknowledges that her presence may have given comfort to those who committed acts of violence and acts of destruction. She hopes one day to return to the U.S. Capitol in homage and reverence to our country. Though she supported the past president in January, she totally accepts President Biden as the leader of our country. She respects the rule of law and was horrified when she saw videos of insurgents at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
She is a fine woman, who respects the rights of others and apologizes to the Court and our country for entering the Capitol– albeit through an open door. She is terrified and awed by the power of the Court. She makes no excuses for having entered the U.S. Capitol and in retrospect would never ever have come to Washington in January 2021. She begs the Court not to incarcerate her.
As part of an official statement, Morgan-Lloyd said:
I felt ashamed that something meant to show support for the President had turned violent. This is not the way to prove any point. At first, it didn’t dawn on me, but later I realized that if every person like me, who wasn’t violent, was removed from that crowd, the ones who were violent may have lost the nerve to do what they did. For that, I am sorry and take responsibility. It was never my intent to help empower people to act violently.
Morgan-Lloyd also said she takes responsibility for her actions that day and will do what the court requires of her, including cooperating with her probation officer and paying restitution.