The mother of a January 6 defendant on Tuesday vulgarly insulted Michael Fanone, a former United States DC officer who was brutally attacked during the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol Building.

Reporters said that the mother of defendant Kyle Young called Fanone a “piece of sh*t” in the courtroom at Young’s sentencing after Fanone told Young that he hopes he suffers while in prison, which was later confirmed by Fanone himself.

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Young pleaded guilty to grabbing Fanone as another rioter assaulted him with his own stun gun and is facing several years in prison for his role in the beating and the overall violent attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

In a victim impact statement, Fanone asked the court to throw the book at Young and give him a ten-year sentence, saying  “This is not my first rodeo… but this case is unique. The assault on me by Mr. Young cost me my career, it cost me my faith in law enforcement and many of the institutions I dedicated two decades of my life to serving.”

January 6 Capitol Riots via Flickr / Tyler Merbler

Fanone later told CNN’s Don Lemon:

“I think it is important for the American people to understand that a lot of the family members and defendants in these cases are expressing degrees of remorse in order to, hopefully, gain some leniency from the sentencing judge, as was in this case.

Mr Young expressed a degree of remorse. His mother stood up and tried to apologise to me in the courtroom and then later on, as I was leaving the courthouse, his mother and several other individuals who were seated with her in the courtroom again called me a ‘piece of s***.’”

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Young to seven years in prison for his role in the violence of January 6.  Young brought his 16-year-old son to the Capitol from their home in Iowa to be part of the attacks,  and supplied a stun gun used by another rioter to shock Fanone, who suffered a heart attack and traumatic brain injury as a result of the violence.

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