Risky business: Some Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers

  • Associated Press Smoke fills the walkway Jan. 6 outside the Senate Chamber as supporters of President Donald Trump, including Eric Bochene, far right, are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol in Washington. Bochene is one of at least five people charged in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 who have chosen to defend them- selves in court, brushing aside federal judges’ repeated warnings about the risks of trying to navigate their high-stakes cases without an attorney.

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER