Ryan Newell, double-amputee war vet, pleads to lesser charge in Westboro Baptist Church stalking case

Ryan Newell, the wounded war vet accused of stalking Fred Phelps’ gay-hating, soldier-funeral-picketing Westboro Baptist Church, has pleaded guilty to a pair of misdemeanor charges.

The Wichita Eagle, citing Newell’s attorney, reported that Newell pleaded guilty to lesser charges of false impersonation of an officer. Newell, 26, was facing charges of stalking, criminal use of weapons and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. He received two six-month sentences, but will actually go on two years of probation. This for following around members of the Westboro Baptist Church with a vehicle packed with weapons.

Categories: News