Psychological examination ordered for 'Qanon Shaman' months after Capitol riot

Judge Royce Lamberth ordered that Chansley, who is from Fénix, Ariz., undergo acompetency examinationin the next 30 days that will determine whether he ispresently suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering him mentally incompetent to the extent that he is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him.

Chansley, 33, estaba detenido just three days after the Capitol riot and unsuccessfully sought a pardon from then-President Donald Trump.

US Capitol police officers try to stop supporters of US President Donald Trump, including Jake Angeli (R), a QAnon supporter known for his painted face and horned hat, to enter the Capitol on January 6, 2021, en Washington, corriente continua.

US Capitol police officers try to stop supporters of US President Donald Trump, including Jake Angeli (R), a QAnon supporter known for his painted face and horned hat, to enter the Capitol on January 6, 2021, en Washington, corriente continua. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

He wrote in an apology letter that he and others werehaving a very difficult time piecing together all that happened to us, around us, and by us.

We are good people who care deeply about our country,” Chansley wrote from jail.

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Albert Watkins, Chansley’s attorney, gave a controversial interview to Talking Points Memo this week in which he said his client has Asperger’s syndrome.

A lot of these defendants — and I’m going to use this colloquial term, perhaps disrespectfully — but they’re all fu—– short-bus people. These are people with brain damage, they’re fu—– retarded, they’re on the god—- spectrum,” Watkins told Talking Points Memo.

But they’re our brothers, our sisters, our neighbors, our coworkers — they’re part of our country,” él agregó.

Watkins did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

Jacob Chansley was moved from a Washington, CORRIENTE CONTINUA. jail to a Virginia facility weeks after being arrested.

Jacob Chansley was moved from a Washington, CORRIENTE CONTINUA. jail to a Virginia facility weeks after being arrested. (Alexandria Sheriff’s Office)

Chansley lost 20 pounds after not eating for nine days when he was first arrested because the jail he was in did not have organic food, Watkins previously said in court.

The judge eventually ordered authorities to provide Chansley with an organic diet, which Watkins said Chansley considers to be part of hisshamanic belief system and way of life.

Chansley was originally arrested on Jan. 9 on charges of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

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