MAGA rioters, 34, who got trampled in the Capitol crowd, actually died of acute amphetamine intoxication
The MAGA rioters trampled on by the Capitol crowd actually died of acute amphetamine intoxication and was not crushed as initially thought, the medical examiner has revealed.
Roseanne Boyland, 34, was one of four Donald Trump supporters who died in the violent January 6 uprising shortly after she was spotted holding a Gadsden flag around DC.
Graphic bodycam footage obtained by DailyMail.com in January showed other rioters trampling Boyland to attack Capitol agents with a crutch and a hockey stick while her friend screamed for help.
But the DC office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed on Wednesday that Boyland, a recovering addict, actually died of a drug overdose and that the manner of death was accidental.
The medical examiner Dr. Francisco J. Diaz also disclosed the cause of death and manner of death for the three other Capitol rioters who died in the day’s violence.
However, the cause of death and manner of death of Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick is still ‘pending’ – three months after he was murdered on duty while defending the Capitol from attack.
The MAGA rioters trampled on by the Capitol crowd actually died of acute amphetamine intoxication and was not crushed as initially thought, the medical examiner has revealed. Roseanne Boyland, 34, pictured just before the riot
The medical examiner confirmed that 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt died of a gunshot wound to the left front shoulder.
Her manner of death was considered murder, meaning it was the result of ‘willful harm to one person by another’.
The Trump-supporting Air Force veteran was shot by a Capitol police officer while attempting to climb through a window into the conference rooms.
She died in the hospital a few hours later.
No charges have been filed for Babbitt’s death.
The two other rioters who died that day were killed by heart failure rather than injuries sustained in the uprising, the medical examiner said.
Kevin Greeson, 55, and Benjamin Phillips, 50, both died of natural causes from hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Meanwhile, Officer Sicknick is the only one of the five people who died that day whose cause and manner of death have yet to be determined.
The medical examiner’s office told DailyMail.com that the cause and manner of death are usually determined within a 90-day time frame under the rules of the National Association of Medical Examiners.
But the time frame can be extended if the death is more “ complex, ” they said.
Boyland is seen here on the bottom right as cops take on rioters
Boyland is circled on the ground right while the man circling left kicks over her
On Wednesday, it will be 90 days since Sicknick, 42, died the day after he and two other officers were sprayed in the face with a bear mace by rioters.
The alleged perpetrators, George Pierre Tanios and Julian Elie Khater, were arrested in March and are facing multiple charges, including assaulting the police with a deadly weapon.
But no murder charges have yet been filed as the cause of death remains a mystery.
Researchers think he may have had a stroke from ingesting a chemical.
Footage obtained by the New York Times in March, a series of video clips allegedly showed Tanios, Khater and Sicknick at various points before, during and after the bear spray incident.
Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick’s cause of death is still ‘pending’
In one of the videos, a man identified as Khater is seen radiating a stream of liquid toward Sicknick, who turns and takes cover, holding his hands over his eyes.
Sicknick returned to his divisional office that night after the riot and collapsed.
He was hospitalized and on a ventilator. He died later that night.
Initial reports say Sicknick died after being hit on the head with a fire extinguisher, but new information in the weeks following the riot disputed that story.
Sicknick was cremated and his ashes lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda before he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Boyland’s cause of death also differs from the initial reports.
In the days following the riot, her family told DailyMail.com that police said she may have been ‘crushed’ in the crowd.
Capitol Police was seen performing CPR on her and she was pronounced dead in a hospital that night.
Bodycam footage later emerged showing Boyland being trampled by other rioters while dying on the ground.
The medical examiner confirmed that 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt (above) died as a result of a gunshot wound to the left front shoulder
The two other rioters who died that day were killed by heart failure rather than injuries sustained in the uprising, the medical examiner said. Kevin Greeson, 55, (left) and Benjamin Phillips, 50, (right) both died of natural causes
In it, her boyfriend Justin Winchell was heard repeatedly crying her name and shouting ‘she’s dead’ as Trump rioters persuaded her to join the police force.
Her family described her as a staunch supporter of Trump and blamed the then president for her death, saying that she had never attended any of his meetings before that day.
Boyland was seen earlier that day with a Gadsden flag – a Revolutionary War flag with the words ‘Don’t tread on me’ and is considered by some to be a racist symbol.
The medical examiner would not confirm the drugs responsible for Boyland’s death.
Boyland was a recovering drug addict who had been arrested several times in the past for drug offenses but had been sober for years, her boyfriend Nicholas Stamathis said in January.
“She got clean and sober and stopped blaming other people for her problems and became very conservative,” Stamathis said.
Rioters invaded the Capitol on January 6. More than 300 people have been charged in connection with the riot
Trump was impeached by the House for “ instigating insurrection, ” the first time a president was impeached twice
Boyland attended addiction group meetings in Atlanta and planned to become a sobriety counselor.
But she then became increasingly focused on right-wing politics and had become entangled in the QAnon conspiracy theory just before her death, her family said.
Trump fans broke into the Capitol on the afternoon of Jan. 6, shortly after the then-president held a rally where he told his supporters to “ fight ” and called on his Vice President Mike Pence to request the certification of the electoral college’s votes for Joe Biden.
Trump was impeached by the House for “ instigating insurrection, ” which was the first time a president had been impeached twice.
He was subsequently acquitted by the Senate at its impeachment trial.
More than 300 people have been charged in connection with the January 6 riot.