Mother-son ‘zip-tie duo’ found guilty of all charges related to Jan 6 Capitol riot

A federal court this Tuesday found a mother-son duo guilty of all charges related to their participation in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Fox17 reported.

Lisa Eisenhart of Georgia was charged with breaching the Capitol building with her son Eric Munchel of Nashville. Munchel was photographed carrying plastic handcuffs while moving about in the Senate chamber and was later dubbed the “zip-tie guy.”

According to prosecutors, the pair wore tactical and bulletproof vests in the Capitol and Munchel was carrying a taser. In video recorded by Munchel before they entered the Capitol, the pair can be seen stashing weapons in a bag. When investigators later searched Munchel’s home, they found assault rifles, a sniper rifle with a tripod, shotguns, pistols, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a drum-style magazine.

The pair were found guilty of conspiracy to commit obstruction, obstructing of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon (referring to the taser), disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon on Capitol grounds or buildings, entering and remaining in the gallery of Congress, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

They’re due to be sentenced in April.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.