Iowa woman sentenced for Capitol insurrection participation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 56-year-old Iowa woman has been sentenced to five months in prison for entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. 

Deborah Sandoval of Des Moines was sentenced Monday. She pleaded guilty in December to entering a restricted building. 

Prosecutors said Sandoval and her son, Salvador Sandoval Jr., of Ankeny, were part of a mob that broke through police lines and entered the Capitol. 

Sandoval admitted that before traveling to Washington, D.C., for the event, she posted about a possible civil war if Joe Biden’s election as president was not overturned. 

Her son was found guilty of 12 counts and faces sentencing in August.