The aftermath of the Capitol riot continues, with one man charged in the uprising as having committed suicide.
Christopher Stanton Georgia shot himself in the chest rather than face his charges.
Georgia is one of the dozens of Capitol rioters that had been identified and charged in last Wednesday’s “siege” at the Capitol.
One can only imagine the stigma of being attached to such an event and how it would impact the rest of your life.
Capitol rioters were being treated far differently from the rioters that took place in events we saw all summer.
The moment these individuals were identified, they were being ostracized and terminated from employment.
Georgia was one of those individuals and he was facing charges of unlawful entry and violating the citywide curfew that had been put in place during the rioting.
Rather than suffer through a ruined life, Georgia decided to put a gun to his chest and pull the trigger, according to reports.
His wife found him in their basement, calling 9-1-1 and telling the operator there was “blood everywhere.”
Georgia was facing up to 180 days in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.
He had pleaded not guilty last Thursday and returned home.
Source: New York Post