Who is Anna Morgan-Lloyd? Capitol riot suspect says 'Schindler's List' helped her realize mistake
Lloyd was recognized and arrested after she went to the Greene County Sheriff's Office on January 22 to apply for a gun permit
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: A 49-year-old grandmother who took part in the Capitol riot told a judge that she was "horrified" by the violent images of insurrectionists on January 6, 2021, in an attempt to gain a lighter sentence. She later appealed to the court that she learned about her mistake after watching 'Schindler's List' and reading 'Just Mercy'.
Anna Morgan Lloyd was arrested in February 2021 after she and a friend, Dona Bissey, posted a picture of themselves on Facebook bragging that they had entered the US Capitol during the insurrection. Lloyd said "though she supported the past president in January, she totally accepts President Joe Biden as the leader of our country" and that she "respects the rule of law”. She also added that she saw films and read books including 'Schindler's List', 'Just Mercy' and 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee' to educate herself on the plight of European Jews, Black Americans and Native Americans. Lloyd was arrested on charges of deliberately entering or remaining in any restricted building or ground without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
"I’ve lived a sheltered life and truly haven’t experienced life the way many have. I don’t live a pampered life. My husband and I have worked hard for everything that we have. My lawyer has given me names of books and movies to help me see what life is like for others in our country," she said. She added she has "learned that even though we live in wonderful country things still need to improve" and that "people of all colors should feel as safe as I do to walk down the street." The maximum penalty she could have faced was 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Prosecutors have agreed to a sentence of a $500 fine and 40 hours of community service.
"She acknowledges that her presence may have given comfort to those who committed acts of violence," her lawyer said. Her defense team said "though she did not defile or destroy any property" she "understood the destruction and lawlessness of many who entered the US capitol" and was "contrite and remorseful." Lloyd was recognized and arrested after she went to the Greene County Sheriff's Office on January 22, 2021, to apply for a gun permit.