A pc programmer who based a social media web site for supporters of President Donald Trump and an Alabama man who posted on-line “Load your guns and take to the streets!” have been among the many 4 who died when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Another sufferer was Ashli Babbitt, 35, who was fatally shot by Capitol Police throughout the Wednesday incursion by rioters who demanded Congress reject the presidential election outcomes. An ardent Trump supporter, Babbitt adopted and promoted many well-known radical conservative activists and conspiracy theories.
The others, Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens, Alabama; Benjamin Philips, 50, of Ringtown, Pennsylvania; and Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgias—died of medical emergencies, Washington, D.C., police stated Thursday.
Greeson had a historical past of hypertension and suffered a coronary heart assault, his household stated, and is survived by his spouse, Kristi, and kids.
“Kevin was an advocate of President Trump and attended the event on January 6, 2020 to show his support,” the household stated in a press release. “He was not there to participate in violence or rioting, nor did he condone such actions.”
Greeson gave the impression to be lively on Parler, the “Twitter for conservatives,” the place an account together with his title and movie lodged threats in opposition to Democrat and Republican politicians who Greeson stated didn’t sufficiently assist Trump.
Responding to a put up that floated the “militia option” to maintain Trump in workplace, Greeson wrote, “I’m in.. call me I have guns and ammo!” He interacted with posts from the far-right Proud Boys, telling them to provide Antifa “hell.”
Greeson additionally stated he hoped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would get Covid-19 and die, and on Dec. 17 wrote, “Let’s take this f—— Country BACK!! Load your guns and take to the streets!”
Kristi Greeson wouldn’t affirm whether or not the account belonged to her husband, however photographs he posted on Parler are pictures of the identical individual discovered on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, which have been verified by NBC News.
Philips, 50, died of a stroke, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, however NBC News was unable to confirm his reason for dying. The pc programmer based a social media web site for Trump supporters, Trumparoo.com, the Inquirer reported. The web site coordinated rides to Washington for individuals who needed to attend the protest.
“As my children are grieving and processing yesterday’s shocking events, I respectfully request privacy,” Nicole Mun, Philip’s ex-wife, stated Thursday in a press release.
Mun stated she not had a relationship with Philip and had nothing additional to say. Other relations didn’t return repeated requests for remark..
Boyland additionally died due to a medical emergency, authorities stated, offering no additional particulars First responders carried out CPR on her round 5 p.m. Wednesday after she collapsed, reported NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA. Her household didn’t return telephone calls and emails in search of extra data.