Trump Terrorist Who Stormed Capitol On 1/6 Commits Suicide

Posted March 2, 2022 by with 7 comments

Like QAnon terrorist Ashli Babbitt who was, thankfully, shot dead inside the Capitol, here’s another death caused by Trump. Peace out, MAGA freak. Via NBC:

A Capitol rioter died by suicide as he was awaiting sentencing on charges of witness tampering, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and two counts of disorderly conduct, officials said.

“Matthew Lawrence Perna died on February 25, 2022 of a broken heart,” his family said in an obituary. “His community (which he loved), his country, and the justice system killed his spirit and his zest for life.”

The Mercer County Coroner’s office confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Perna, 37, of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, died by suicide. NBC News has reached out to the coroner for comment.

One of his lawyers, J. Gerald Ingram, confirmed his death by suicide.

The obituary said Perna attended the Jan. 6, 2021 riot “to peacefully stand up for his beliefs,” and upon learning the FBI was looking for him, “he immediately turned himself in.”

He pleaded guilty to all the charges against him in December. Sentencing was set for April 1, court records show.

“The government had recently announced an intention to seek an additional sentencing enhancement with Mr. Perna and he was psychologically frail and not able to deal with the stress of the situation,” Ingram said.

The obituary said he entered the Capitol through a previously opened door and he did not break, touch or steal anything, but stayed within the velvet ropes taking pictures.

“For this act he has been persecuted by many members of his community, friends, relatives, and people who had never met him,” the obituary said.

The obituary pointed to the long prosecution process as a role in his death.

“The constant delays in hearings, and postponements dragged out for over a year. Because of this, Matt’s heart broke and his spirit died,” the obituary said.

[NBC: Capitol rioter awaiting sentencing dies by suicide, coroner says]

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