Pizzagate Gunman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Edgar M. Welch was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday for firing an assault rifle in a D.C. pizza shop he wrongly believed was harboring child sex slaves based on the Pizzagate internet conspiracy theory. Shortly before Welch fired shots on Dec. 4 of last year, he sent an internet video to a friend by InfoWars' Alex Jones that baselessly alleged the Hillary Clinton campaign was trafficking sex slaves through the pizza shop's basement, even though it has no basement. Prosecutors asked that he be sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison, while his defense team asked for 18 months.