Medical examiner releases Georgia man's cause of death after Capitol riot

UniqueThis 12 Jan 12

The Georgia man who was found dead after being charged in connection with the US Capitol riot shot himself in the chest, reports said Tuesday.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled that Christopher Stanton Georgia died by suicide, according to local outlet 11Alive News.

The 53-year-old — who had been charged with unlawful entry and violating a citywide curfew that took effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday, the day of the siege — was found Saturday by his wife, in the basement of their Alpharetta home.

US MILITARY LEADERS CONDEMN CAPITOL RIOT AS ASSAULT ON THE CONSTITUTION

She called 911, telling officers that there was "blood everywhere," according to a police report obtained by the Daily Mail.

Cops removed two semiautomatic SKS rifles from the home, officials said.

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Georgia had been accused of trying to "enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police," according to documents from the Superior Court of DC.

The filings state that Georgia and several others stayed out past the curfew and failed to disperse after officers ordered them to scram around 7:15 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

He pleaded not guilty on Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Unlawful entry is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of up to 180 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine in DC.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


Around the World

6479 news found.
Grid View
List View
  • 01/20: Red and Blue
  • Inauguration Live Updates: Biden takes office, moving quickly to implement agenda
  • Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving returns, scores 37 points in double-overtime loss to Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Larry Scott's 11-year run as Pac-12 commissioner to end in June
  • Henry To'o To'o among 4 Tennessee players to enter portal after Jeremy Pruitt firing
  • NBA postpones sixth consecutive game for the Washington Wizards
  • NBA to enforce rules forbidding hugs, handshakes with midcourt security
  • Alex Ovechkin, 3 others on COVID-19 absence list as NHL fines Washington Capitals $100K for violations of protocols
  • Biden plans temporary halt of oil activity in Arctic refuge
  • Sources -- J.A. Happ, Minnesota Twins agree to deal
  • Answering the biggest injury questions for NFL conference championship playoff teams