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Trial delayed for Maryland man charged with storming Capitol

May 31st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A federal judge has postponed for a trial for a Maryland man charged with storming the U.S. Capitol and breaking a window to enter the building during last year’s riot. Nicholas Rodean’s bench trial was scheduled to start on June 3. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden rescheduled it for July 11.

Rodean waived his right to a jury trial. The judge will hear testimony without a jury before deciding the case.

McFadden already has presided over two bench trials for Capitol riot defendants, acquitting one and partially acquitting another.

Five other Capitol riot defendants have had jury trials. Jurors unanimously convicted all five of them of all charges.