Woman shot at US Capitol – Ashli Babbitt -previously accused of 'reckless endangerment' & hit with restraining order
THE woman killed at the US Capital had previously been accused in court of reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property, The Sun can reveal.
Ashli Babbitt was seen in a graphic video being shot in the chest by Capitol police after trying to climb through a broken window and enter the Chamber during the mayhem inside the building on Wednesday.
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Court records obtained by The Sun show that before her shock death, the 14-year Air Force Veteran had been hit with a slew of legal issues.
In 2019, the 35-year-old was slapped with a lawsuit involving a motoring incident.
The plaintiff demanded a jury trial in the Motor – Tort case filed at Calvery Circuit Court, Maryland in July 2019.
The case was dismissed last year due to "lack of jurisdiction" according to records.
A few years earlier – in July 2016 – Babbitt had been charged with "reckless endangerment" and "malicious destruction of property".
Maryland court records list both misdemeanor charges as having "probable cause" but she was found "not guilty" of the malicious destruction charge and acquitted of the reckless endangerment charge in December 2016.
She was also charged with "willful motor vehicle (damaging, tampering) without owner's consent" in July 2016.
According to records, her plea was neither guilty or not guilty, but she was found not guilty at trial.
In the same month she was subject to a Peace Order – similar to a restraining order.
An interim peace order was granted in July 2016 then a final Peace Order was granted against her in August 2016.
A clerk at Maryland court told The Sun that details of the peace order were only available to those involved.
The records appeared under Babbitt's married name McEntee.
She was married to Timothy McEntee, who she served with in the Air Force, from April 2005 until May 2019.
Her ex paid tribute to his former wife telling the Washington Post, she was “very loud and opinionated, but caring, sweet, thoughtful, loving.”
He added: “I feel absolutely terrible and sick to my stomach about it.
“She was never afraid to speak her mind and in a way this was her way of speaking her mind (going to the rally).”
Babbitt is one of four people who died after a night of carnage in Washington DC.
Bombs, Molotov cocktails and guns were discovered all over the Capitol area after the siege which saw pro-Trump rioters storming the building, rummaging through politicians' draws and sitting at their desks.
The Trump supporters stormed the building in a bid to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
The carnage was eventually broken up a few hours later and Trump eventually told his supporters to go home.
But rather than condemn their actions he called them "special" and insisted he understood their anger.
Trump tweeted a roughly minute-long video of himself telling his supporters to peacefully end their protests and that he did not want anyone hurt—but still claiming the election was stolen from him and them.
"I know your pain, I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us, it was landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side," Trump said.
He added: "We love you, you’re very special, you’ve seen what happens, you see the way that others are treated that are so bad and so evil," Trump concluded.
"I know how you feel, but go home and go home in peace."
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