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A pro-Trump rioter who was trampled over by a mob during the Capitol insurrection on 6 January died of acute amphetamine intoxication and was not crushed to death as it was initially reported.

Five people, including one police officer, died and several more were injured when a mob of pro-Trump supporters breached the building on that day, during the confirmation of Joe Biden’s presidential victory.

The riot came shortly after Donald Trump gave a speech to protesters nearby, with the then president subsequently charged by the House with “incitement to insurrection”.

Mr Trump faced his second Senate impeachment trial a few weeks after leaving office, but was acquitted by the majority-Republican Senate during the week-long trial, despite more than half of the senators voting for it.

When the death of rioter Roseanne Boyland, 34, was confirmed shortly after the riot in January, it was initially reported that she died after being crushed, as footage showed a crowd of rioters trampling over her body to confront DC police officers.

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However, on Wednesday, more than three months after the insurrection, the DC Chief Medical Examiner, Dr Francisco J Diaz, confirmed that Ms Boyland, who was a recovering drug addict, actually died of a drug overdose on that day, with her death ruled an accident.