Fmr. UK student pleads guilty in connection with Capitol riot


FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump breach the Capitol in Washington. Prosecutors secured the first guilty plea in the major case brought against members of the Oath Keepers extremist group in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, while an Indiana woman who became first person to be sentenced for the Jan. 6 riot avoided time behind bars. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – A former UK student charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol riot pleaded guilty Monday morning.

Gracyn Courtright was facing four federal charges. They included entering the U.S. Capitol and taking a sign near the Senate chambers.

Documents say she posted on social media about the riot and was caught on surveillance.

Courtright will be sentenced later this year.

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