Injustice comes with a heavy cost, and yesterday, we witnessed it firsthand as Colton was convicted by a jury that was not of his peers – a jury biased by their experiences on January 6th. This happened despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence, despite the prosecution admitting he was assisting the officers around him, and despite the evidence of Rosanne Boyland being beaten by Metropolitan Police Officer Lila Morris, with Colton trying to save her, only to tragically lose her life. Even after an officer testified that he thanked Colton for his help that day.
It's disheartening to witness a good man's life being destroyed simply because he was helping those in need and upholding his oath of office. May God continue to grant Colt the strength to keep fighting this unprecedented battle. While we appreciate the outpouring of support, it's time to turn words into action. The persecution of our fellow citizens continues because we, the people, are allowing it to happen. It's a stark reminder of the injustices within our society. Enough is enough.
Day Seven; October 11, 2023
Thank you all for the support, love and prayers over the last twenty six months and especially the last two weeks. It’s with a heavy heart that I tell you Colton was found guilty on all counts. In a jury that is not of his own peers, not likely anyone’s peers. We will now await sentencing. We ask that you please provide our family some space at this time. Your special messages, thoughts and prayers are appreciated. May God continue to grant Colt the strength to keep fighting this unprecedented battle.
Day Six; October 10, 2023
Started the morning with closing arguments. It was very interesting to hear the prosecution change their story to admit Colt was saying he was helping officers and to speak about Rosanne Boyland. While it is hard to swallow the prosecution lying in their statements, we not only know the truth but have the evidence to back it up. The defense was as strong as ever - we are very pleased with how the attorney is handling the injustices. The jury did not come to a verdict today. We will reconvene with continued deliberations tomorrow morning.
Day Five; October 6, 2023
We started the morning finishing the cross examination of the FBI. The agent seemed to have been less than competent regarding the investigation. There were several missing links, which were proven to the jury. Following that, Metropolitan Police Officer Sajumon took the stand. More evidence of Rosanne was played for the jury, while the evidence of Sajumon thanking Colt for his help that day was played over and over again. And then the moment we’ve all been waiting for, Colt took the stand. He was strong in his defense and stood in the truth. Today, after 780 days, he finally had his day in court to speak the truth. We are so proud of him. All parties have rested their case. The defense argued Article 29 saying the prosecution did not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. The judge is going to review over the weekend and make a ruling either over the weekend or on Tuesday. It’s a very positive thing that the judge did not shoot the motion down immediately. We will reconvene Tuesday morning with closing arguments and then the jury will go into deliberations.
Colt is strong. I’ve had a chance to speak to him for fifteen minutes in the evening once he’s been taken back to the jail. He knows the truth is on his side and this is just one of the bigger battles he’s fighting in this war. Everything that has happened in his life leading up to this point has prepared him for this exact moment.
We are at peace. We feel the presence of The Lord. Whatever may come of this, we know God already has it planned out. As I’ve said from the beginning, whatever God has chosen for these individuals is bigger than we could ever imagine.
Thank you for the support, love and prayers.
Day Four; October 5, 2023
Started the morning finishing the cross examination of Metropolitan Police Officer Andrew Wayte. Two other MPD officers testified. The government actually admitted video into evidence of MPD Lila Morris hitting Rosanne Boyland - something we never thought would happen. While the government is not directly speaking of the Rosanne situation, with each officer they have mentioned her body. Our attorney is laying the ground work with his verbiage of not only how the entire situation unfolded, but Rosanne as well. We adjourned the day beginning to cross examine the FBI. Depending on the timing of everything, Colton should take the stand tomorrow afternoon. Please cover him in prayer, for strength and for God to give him the right words to say at the right time. He stands in truth and will continue to do so. We will hopefully have closing arguments on Tuesday (Monday is a Holiday) and then the jury will go into deliberations.
Day Three; October 4, 2023
Opening arguments began this morning. Prosecution is weak, as expected (actually even more than expected). Defense is super strong. Three of the prosecutions witnesses have gone so far; one Capitol Police Officer, one Secret Service agent, and Metropolitan Police Officer Andrew Wayte. Cross examination on both USCP and USSS went in our favor, proving the unlawful use of force, law enforcement perspective, and how unprepared they were. We adjourned the day in the middle of our cross examination of Wayte. He has been lead by the prosecution to believe their narrative but it is falling apart at the seems with the evidence proving otherwise. We will begin tomorrow morning finishing the cross examination. Rosanne’s death has been mentioned several times and the jury seems to be in shock, as we all were when first learned about it as well. Colt is as strong as an ox, not allowing their lies and accusations get to him as he has an abundance of support and knows the truth is on his side.
Thank you for the continued prayers. We feel them.
Day Two; October 3, 2023
After two long days and some unbelievable characters, 14 jurors have been selected and sworn in. The attorneys like 11 of them - we agree. Opening arguments will begin tomorrow morning.
Day One; October 2, 2023
We adjourned with 12 out of 32 jurors selected, out of 70. We will reconvene tomorrow morning to continue the voir dire process. We must be able to choose a jury of 14 (12 jurors / 2 alternates) More updates tomorrow.
Thank you for the love, thoughts, and prayers.
As we brace ourselves for one of the most significant challenges of our lives this week, I reflect on the arduous journey that has brought us to this point.
Twenty-six months spent behind bars, enduring a prolonged trial date that has been rescheduled three times – over two years of captivity, uncertainty, and deception. Finally, the moment has arrived.
I pray for strength and courage for Colt, understanding, and safety for all of us. I pray for the jury that their eyes may be unveiled and that they don't allow their personal beliefs to obstruct justice. I pray for the prosecution to not give into their deceitful ways. I pray that the witnesses speak truth about what truly happened on that day. I pray that the judge allows key evidence, sees through any crooked tactics, and does not conduct or allow a kangaroo court.
This moment will come to pass though, and we understand the grim statistics, with a 99.4% conviction rate in Washington D.C. – a jury of no one's peers, what the outcome could be. However, we recognize that this is just one battle in the ongoing war.
We are prepared for keyboard cowards who will attack us with their ignorant words. Their empty rhetoric holds no weight. If faced with similar adversity, they would crumble. Yet what these dastard people don’t understand is we are also fighting for them and their rights.
Colton has endured so much while incarcerated and his strength serves as more inspiration for me every single day. For simply being at the Capitol on January 6th and bravely jumping into action to help those around him, Colton has not only faced a corrupt judicial system, but he’s also been defamed and smeared by the media. He’s a concerned American, not a domestic terrorist. While some people, including immediate family and lifetime friends, may have turned their back on Colton and our plight, we know that countless patriots have lined-up behind him to defend him from this unjust persecution. When the times get tough, the weak flee and I’m proud to know that he has the toughest people behind him.
Remember, in the end God wins.