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Confederate flag-toting man, son convicted in Capitol riot

Capitol Riot Bench Trial
Posted at 1:10 PM, Jun 15, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has convicted a Confederate flag-toting man and his son of charges that they stormed the U.S. Capitol together to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden ruled from the bench Wednesday after hearing two days of testimony without a jury for the trial of Delaware residents Kevin Seefried and his adult son, Hunter.

Kevin Seefried carried a Confederate battle flag inside the Capitol after he and his son entered the building through a broken window.

Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman was a government witness at the trial. Goodman said the father, Kevin Seefried, jabbed at him with the flagpole.

McFadden convicted both Kevin and Hunter Seefried of a felony count: obstruction of an official proceeding. They were also convicted of misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct.

They are scheduled to be sentenced in September.