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January 6th Defendant Commits Suicide


It was a cold and overcast day when Mark R. Aungst, of South Williamsport, took a bus to Washington D.C. to attend a “Stop the Steal” rally.

Little did Aungst know that the events of that day would lead to his arrest and several misdemeanor charges against him.

Originally, Aungst and his co-defendant, Tammy A. Bronsburg, were charged with demonstrating inside of an off-limits building, disorderly conduct, and other redundant charges relating to their presence inside of government buildings.

All but one of the charges was dropped ahead of sentencing, and none of the charges could be considered heinous or extremely serious.

Aungst could have received a maximum of 6 months in jail and a $5,000 fine, but it is not known that he would have received the upper limits of his sentence.

Both Aungst and his co-defendant were allowed to roam freely during their trials and were not remanded to custody.

Despite this, Aungst was declared to have committed suicide at age 47, while he was waiting for his sentence to be passed down.

Critics were quick to point out that Aungst had good reason to fear the abuse he would have suffered in custody, citing reports of human rights violations among January 6th prisoners.

Our hearts and prayers go out to his family during, what must be, an incredibly difficult time.

Here is what we currently know:

According to The Epoch Times:

Mark R. Aungst, 47, of South Williamsport, was declared to have committed suicide by Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr., according to PennLive.

A gas field well service technician by trade, Aungst is survived by his mother, a daughter, and three siblings.


DJHJ Media writes:

Some things never change, and that includes the squalid condition in the DC gulag and the way the guards treat the J6 prisoners in jail.

I can easily understand why some people would rather die than top endure some of the things there in jail that they would have to endure.

January 6 defendant Mark Aungst of Williamsport, Pennsylvania committed suicide rather than face six months in prison.


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