A Connecticut mother and her teenage daughter are among the latest to be arrested for their alleged role in January 6 attack in the US Capitol.
Jean Lavin, 56, and Carla Krzywicz, 19, from the eastern city of Canterbury, were arrested Tuesday after federal officials said video footage showed them wearing pro-Trump signs and similar clothes demonstrating inside the US Capitol amid violence. Was caught.
The pair climbed a bike rack that had been repurposed into a ladder to access the Capitol, while there was a sign reading “Trump won”. According to a copy of the complaint obtained by, the other side of the sign read, “Don’t allow fraudsters from 7 states to hijack our election”.
Once inside the building, they reportedly took pictures, which were later posted to Facebook by KrizyWiki.
“This is history,” according to a copy shared by prosecutors, the teen’s since-deleted post read. “We do not go to burn down your city and steal your business. We come for the government officials who are ruining our country. We go straight to the source. Change is necessary. It’s our home and you work for us.”
Lavin and Krzywicki were interviewed by FBI agents in June. Prosecutors said that in addition to video and photo evidence documenting his presence at the Capitol, his phone numbers were used inside the building.
“Lovin said he entered the Capitol to watch out of curiosity,” an FBI agent reported. KrizyWiki said that he posted a picture on Facebook, but later deleted it because it was a bad idea to leave it.
A criminal complaint was issued Thursday by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, but it was closed Tuesday after an arrest warrant was issued.
the couple faces charges of entering or living in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in the restricted building or grounds; Disorderly conduct in the Capitol Building in accordance with the Charging Documents, and parade, demonstration or picketing in the Capitol Building.
Attempts to reach Lavin and KrzyWiki for comment on Tuesday were not immediately successful. No lawyer representing him was listed in the court documents.
About 600 people have been charged with the rebellion, which ignited as Congress met to testify to President Joe Biden’s election victory against former President Donald Trump. on saturday, a second far-flung rally, called “Justice for J6”, is planned to protect hundreds of people criminally charged in the riots at the Capitol.
Federal officials continue to request help identify individuals who took part in the January 6 attack.