The NJ men accused of assaulting Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick will remain in custody until trial
Julian Khater and George Tanios in a frame from an open-source media video taken on Jan. 6, 2021. - Department of Justice (DOJ)/TNS

Two New Jersey men charged with assaulting Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and others during the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington will remain in custody pending trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, despite evidence that cast certain aspects of the government’s case against them into doubt. Julian Khater, 32, and George Tanios, 39 — who grew up together in New Brunswick before moving to State College and Morgantown, West Virginia, respectively — have been behind bars since their arrest in March. But in hearings over the last two weeks, attorneys for both men attempted to convince the co...