A medical examiner has confirmed the cause of death of a man who took his own life four days after being arrested on the evening of the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Christopher Stanton Georgia was arrested last Wednesday evening after he was among of a group of protesters who refused police orders to disperse, more than an hour after the curfew that was ordered as a result of the violent demonstration.
It is unclear exactly how long Georgia remained in Washington, D.C., following his arrest, but he had returned to his home in Alpharetta, Georgia, by Saturday morning, when his wife found him in the basement of their home. She reportedly called 911, saying there was “blood everywhere.”
The Fulton County Medical Examiner has since determined that Georgia died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, Fox News reports.
On Thursday, Georgia had pleaded not guilty to a charge of trying to “enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police.”
According to Fox News, Georgia would have faced a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and/or a fine of $1,000 if convicted. It is not yet known if Georgia may have expected to face additional charges.
A LinkedIn profile indicates that Georgia, 53, was most recently a regional portfolio manager at BB&T bank.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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