Patricia and Mark McClosky, a pair that went viral earlier this 12 months for pointing an AR-15 and pistol at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis and coined as Karen and Ken by social media, have now been indicted by a grand jury.
In response to NBC affiliate KSDK, the McCloskeys have been indicted for exhibiting a weapon and tampering with proof.
It’s not recognized why they have been charged with tampering with proof.
On June 28, the McCloskeys have been captured on video brandishing their weapons exterior their mansion. The video reveals them aiming their firearms at Black Lives Matter demonstrators who have been strolling by way of their neighborhood.
In July, the couple was charged with illegal use of a weapon, a category E felony. Donald Trump had beforehand defended the McCloskeys actions, and according to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, the President “mentioned it’s completely absurd, what is going on to the McCloskeys.”
Mark McCloskey defended his actions within the viral video, claiming he felt threatened by the protesters.
“I used to be an individual scared for my life, defending my spouse, my house, my well being, my livelihood. I used to be a sufferer of a mob that got here by way of the gate,” he told CNN on the time.
Throughout their arraignments, the McCloskeys will enter a plea to the costs.