(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Another January 6 defendant, 22-year-old Jord Meachum, has taken his own life shortly after facing what some have described as “evil” charges from the DOJ, according to statements made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Friday.
Meachum’s untimely passing marks the second tragic passing of an individual facing charges from the Biden-led DOJ.
“US Attorney Matthew Graves is now responsible for a 4th suicide by another J6’er because of extreme persecution of J6 defendants,” Greene lamented on Friday via Twitter. “Jord Meachum was 19 yrs old when he nonviolently walked in the Capitol. 19. Biden’s communists regime has destroyed justice and stolen hope.”
US Attorney Matthew Graves is now responsible for a 4th suicide by another J6’er because of extreme persecution of J6 defendants.
Jord Meachum was 19 yrs old when he nonviolently walked in the Capitol.
Biden’s communists regime has destroyed justice and stolen hope. https://t.co/5rE2iFi4QB
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene???????? (@RepMTG) September 1, 2023
Conservative podcast host Julie Kelly also expressed shock and sadness, tweeting, “I have just been told by a very reliable source that he killed himself. I am shaking — 4th known suicide tied to January 6. Evil isn’t the word.”
Meachum’s life was commemorated in a 22-minute memorial video shared on his obituary, showing him enjoying moments with friends and relatives.
The DOJ had charged Meachum with several federal misdemeanors, including knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol Building, as detailed in an affidavit.
NBC News journalist Ryan Reilly reported on Friday that Meachum was a non-violent participant in the January 6 events, facing charges that could have potentially led to plea deals and probationary sentences.
Meachum’s passing follows the suicide of Pennsylvania native Matthew Perna in 2022 after federal prosecutors considered terrorism charges against him due to his brief presence at the U.S. Capitol. Mark Augnst, also of Pennsylvania, also committed suicide after pleading guilty to illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on January 6.