“pleaded guilty June 27 in District of Columbia federal court to a charge of demonstrating or parading in a restricted building”
A Pennsylvania man named Mark Aungst who was set to be sentenced over his presence in the Capitol on January 6th has committed suicide. He was 47-years-old and leaves behind a daughter and other family members.
Hasn’t all of this gone far enough?
Penn Live reports:
Pa. man awaiting sentencing for entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot has died
A Lycoming County man awaiting sentencing for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has died.
The death Wednesday of Mark R. Aungst, 47, of South Williamsport, was ruled a suicide, Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. said.
Aungst pleaded guilty June 27 in District of Columbia federal court to a charge of demonstrating or parading in a restricted building. His sentencing was scheduled for Sept. 27 before Judge Reggie B. Walton. He could have been sentenced up to six months in prison and fined $5,000.
Aungst and co-defendant Tammy A. Bronsburg, who pleaded guilty to the same charge, traveled by bus to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021 for President Trump’s “stop the steal” rally. They then joined others and marched to the Capitol…
Neither assaulted a police officer nor stole or damaged government property, the prosecutor had said at a previous court proceeding.
According to this November 2021 report from Penn Live, Aungst offered to perform community service as punishment, but his offer was rejected:
Pa. man suggests community service as punishment for his part in Capitol attack, but government rejects it
A Lycoming County man has rejected the government’s plea offer to resolve charges against him stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Also, the government has rejected a counter offer from Mark R. Aungst, 46, of South Williamsport, that had him escape prosecution if he completed 50 hours of community service.
The rejections were revealed Friday during a telephone conference with District of Columbia federal Judge Reggie B. Walton.
Earlier this year, another Pennsylvania man named Matthew Perna also committed suicide while awaiting sentencing over January 6th.
According to Julie Kelly, this is the third suicide.
3rd suicide of Jan 6 trespasser. https://t.co/FsbTLmO9BR
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) July 23, 2022
People are expressing sadness and anger on Twitter.
Another J6 defendant has committed suicide. He committed no violence or destruction.
RIP Mark Aungst.
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) July 23, 2022
J6 defendant Mark Aungst committed suicide this week following his guilty plea for parading in the Capitol.
He was facing 6 months in prison.
Why are Republicans allowing Democrats to persecute Americans to their breaking point like this?
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) July 23, 2022
I hope Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are super proud of themselves…
Btw, he's not guilty of anything more than what the Colbert staff should have been found guilty of.
J6 Defendant Commits Suicide While Waiting for Sentencing https://t.co/opmySlgREK
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 23, 2022
Mark R. Aungst plead guilty to essentially the same charge the colbert 9 got away with.
Mark's life ended in his own country in the most lonely, cruel, and politicized torment.
Never forget Jan 6 political prisoners.
I'm so sorry for your loss Aungst family https://t.co/wRQLYcm22q
— Created by The Almighty Creator (@1776Frequency) July 23, 2022
RIP Mark R. Aungst, American Patriot. You saw an injustice, non-violently protested in, at worst, an act of minor civil disobedience as was your God-given right, only to be politically persecuted by the Country you loved. Peace to you. Rest among the pantheon of American heroes. https://t.co/gWfwxbLShk
— "Roscoe" Antonelli🇺🇸 (@VinnAntonelli) July 23, 2022
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