Alan Hostetter insists Ashli Babbitt didn’t die on Jan. 6

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Alan Hostetter, Ashli Babbitt

Alan Hostetter (left) pictured outside Supreme Court for the “Virginia Women for Trump/American Phoenix Project Rally” on 1/5/2021, (right) Ashli Babbitt in a September 2020 photo. (Image of Hostetter via video screengrab of Instagram/@americanphoenixproject; image of Babbitt )

A former police chief in La Habra, California, who went on to become a yoga instructor and a convicted felon for his actions on Jan. 6 was sentenced Thursday to more than 11 years in prison, but not before he claimed Ashli Babbitt isn’t actually dead — even as Babbitt’s mom looked on in court.

Alan Hostetter, unlike his Three Percenter “DC Brigade” co-defendants found guilty by a jury in November, was convicted of four charges after a July bench trial before Senior U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth, a Ronald Reagan appointee.

Those charges were for conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding (the Jan. 6 congressional certification of electoral votes), obstruction an official proceeding, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct.

Hostetter, 58, opted to represent himself at trial. In a late November sentencing memo filed by prosecutors, the government began by quoting what the defendant said on Dec. 19, 2020, revealing his clear intent to breach the Capitol and demand lawmakers “fix this mess” — that is, the election outcome.

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