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Sullivan Woman Pleads Guilty to Involvement at U.S. Capitol Insurrection

(St. Louis) The woman from Sullivan, charged in the January 6th of 2021 insurrection at our nation’s capitol, says she’s guilty of a lesser charge after cutting a plea deal with prosecutors.

On Monday, 22-year-old Emily Hernandez said she’s guilty of entering or remaining in a restricted building and her sentencing will take place on March 21st at the federal courthouse in St. Louis.

She could get up to a year in prison.

Hernandez was spotted in news video showing her as part of the capitol riot.

She was holding a broken sign from Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Hernandez was originally charged with five federal charges before making the plea deal.

Unrelated to this case, Hernandez was reported last week by the Missouri State Highway Patrol as driving in the wrong direction on I-44 where she struck a vehicle head-on, killing a passenger and seriously injuring the driver.

She was charged last week with D.W.I. causing a death.


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