A Georgia man charged with his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week was found dead Monday, according to a report by NBC member 11Alive.
According to the report Christopher Stanton GeorgiaThe 53-year-old died on Saturday at his home in Alpharetta. A police report obtained from 11Alive did not list the cause of death, although the case was “investigated”. Officers were also found to have taken two SKS semi-automatic rifles from Georgia’s house.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed on Wednesday that Georgia had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Documents received from the Daily Mail allegedly show that Georgia’s wife found his body in the basement Saturday morning, called 911 and told the respondent that “there is blood everywhere”. The Daily Mail also reported that other members of the Georgian family were there later. The police described her as “extremely desperate”.
A couple of hours after the President’s supporters Donald Trump overran police barriers and stormed the Capitol as lawmakers certified the elected president Joe Bidens Election victory on Wednesday, Georgia and several others arrested. According to the report, around 7.15 p.m. that evening, he and his companions refused to heed officials’ warnings that they were violating the mandatory curfew that was put in place in response to the riots before they were arrested.
Court documents filed in Washington, DC this week showed Georgia was charged with “attempting to enter certain properties, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds,” against the will of the United States Capitol Police.
Unlawful entry is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of up to 180 days in prison and a fine of up to $ 1,000. Marnitta King was listed as Georgia’s attorney. Law & Crime reached out to King for comments on reports of their client’s death. We didn’t hear back.
Several other residents of Georgia were arrested in connection with the riot at the Capitol, including Cleveland Meredith, Grant McHoyt Moore, and Eric Munchel. Photos of Munchel with multiple zippers went viral over the past week.
Law enforcement agencies are still looking for several people involved in the devastating January 6th events.
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