Kellye SoRelle is facing conspiracy charges in connection with the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The trial of a lawyer affiliated with the far-right extremist group Oath Keepers has been postponed to allow her to receive necessary mental health treatment in order to be competent to stand trial
However, evaluations conducted by experts for both the prosecution and the defense have determined that she is currently not competent to proceed with the trial, which had been scheduled for July. The assessments indicate that three to four months of treatment could restore her competency, as stated by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta.
Despite the charges against her, SoRelle has pleaded not guilty and has remained free while awaiting trial in Texas. Her defense attorney, Horatio Aldredge, agreed that an in-patient treatment program would be necessary once a suitable spot becomes available. No specific details regarding her condition have been disclosed, and Aldredge’s office has declined to provide further comment on her behalf. SoRelle, who previously served as the general counsel for the antigovernment group, was captured in a photograph alongside Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes outside the Capitol on January 6, and she was present during an underground garage meeting the night before.
Rhodes himself has already been convicted of seditious conspiracy and other charges, receiving an 18-year prison sentence last month, the lengthiest term handed down thus far in relation to the riot
The aforementioned garage meeting involved Rhodes, as well as Enrique Tarrio, the former chairman of the Proud Boys, who was recently convicted of seditious conspiracy as well. In addition to the conspiracy charges, SoRelle is also facing allegations of obstruction of an official proceeding, obstruction of justice related to document tampering, and a misdemeanor charge for unlawfully entering Capitol grounds.