A QAnon believer tried to kill his pregnant partner with a hammer while she was bathing
A Trump supporter holds up a large QAnon sign while waiting in line to see President Donald J. Trump at his rally on August 2, 2018. Rick Loomis / Getty Images
A British man tried to kill his pregnant partner by attacking her with a hammer while she was bathing, prosecutors say.
Anthony Beckett, a QAnon believer, launched the attack on Jan. 18 after thinking the Chinese and US governments were going after his family.
He pleaded guilty to attempted murder on Monday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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A British man and conspiracy theorist from QAnon attempted to kill his pregnant partner by attacking her with a hammer while she was bathing after convincing himself that US and Chinese government agents were about to attack him and his family prosecutors said.
Anthony Beckett, 33, pleaded guilty to attempted murder in Middlesbrough, England, on Monday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the violent attack on Jan. 18, The Northern Echo reported.
Beckett, obsessed with the 2020 US presidential election, "discussed the need to kill his family" before the "grand reveal" on January 20 - the day President Joe Biden took office - Prosecutor Jo Kidd said, according to the Newspaper.
Beckett also believed a "major reset" would take place on January 20 that would install Donald Trump in office and expose an alleged cabal of child-molesting elites.
Two days before the inauguration, Beckett hit his partner four times on the head with a hammer and tried to drown her while she was washing her hair in the bathtub, according to The Northern Echo.
“He said, 'I have to do this, I have to do this,'” Kidd said in court, explaining that the victim “tried to fight back the attack, but then he put his hands around her neck and tried to get her to drown. " . "
The slain woman managed to escape the attack and ran naked into the street to call for help, according to the court.
The couple's two young children were in the Middlesbrough home at the time of the attack, according to prosecutors. Kidd added that the victim "thought he was going to kill her and her children".
Beckett believed members of the U.S. and Chinese governments would come after him and his family, according to The Northern Echo, which reported that he had posted several QAnon theories about the COVID-19 pandemic online.
He also believed former President Donald Trump was the only person who could save him and his family, Vice News reported.
Beckett's attorney, Jonathan Walker, alleged in court that his client had suffered from mental health problems since childhood and used cannabis regularly.
"He had no memory of what happened that night," Walker told the court, according to The Northern Echo.
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