Well i am not sure how this one lands as it falls but its complex ....that was a day where shit went wrong ........and it was deemd illegal .....the rioters broke the law ......and whether or not this guy meant well........ he was shot with the crows as they say .......it was a riot......... and he should not have been there......he should not have went into the building amidst a riot that was deemed illegal jan 6th .....i certainly would not have risked fuck all for that day .....and i like donald a lot .......but not enough to go to jail........ and be arrested and take my life .....i am not a sheep......... i do not follow the crowds ....and a lot of people that day .....paid the price for being a sheep ........
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 Perna's 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 that upon learning the FBI was looking for him, “he immediately turned himself in.”
He pleaded guilty to all charges 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 that 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 having played 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.
Perna traveled from Pennsylvania to Washington to attend former President Donald Trump’s "Stop the Steal" rally and marched with others to the Capitol afterward, according a statement of offense.