Five members of a Texas family were sentenced on Wednesday by D.C. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell for their involvement in the attacks on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Parents Dawn and Thomas Munn were requested to serve one month in jail by the prosecution. The three adult children of the marriage were recommended a sentence of 21 days in jail.
According to CBS correspondent Scott MacFarlane, Howell stopped short of ordering the kids into jail on Wednesday.
Kristi Munn was sentenced to three years of probation and house arrest. Although they were spared house confinement, Josh Munn and Kayli Munn still received three years of probation.
Despite the family’s plea agreement for unauthorized parading, Howell at one point referred to the Jan. 6 attacks as a “catastrophic security breach of the US Capitol.”
Dawn Munn yelled that she deserved explanations for the 2020 election before being sentenced.
“I do not understand why our election is not secure,” she told the judge.
“There are people who say our elections are not secure,” Howell interrupted.
“We have an election coming,” Dawn Munn said. “I hope and pray people can feel safe in it.”
“You do not enter the Capitol through a broken window,” the judge scolded while accusing the defendants of participating “in a mob that stopped the democratic process.”
“This is not the kind of remorse that indicates some assurance that they’re not going to engage [again],” she added.
According to the judge, it was “acceptable” for both parents to serve time in jail.
Thomas and Dawn Munn were each given a 14-day jail term, three years of probation, and 90 days of house arrest.