One of the people who died during this week's riot on the US Capitol was a conspiracy theorist trampled to death by fellow pro-Trump rioters.
Roseanne Boyland travelled from Georgia to attend a rally held by Donald Trump to coincide with the confirmation of the electoral college vote in Congress on Wednesday (Thursday NZT).
Boyland's devastated family have revealed the 34-year-old "spiralled" into the depths of the QAnon theory, which peddles the belief that a global gang of high-profile paedophiles wants to topple Trump.
Boyland's friend, Justin Winchell, who was with her, recalled her final moments as protesters began falling over one another.
"I put my arm underneath her and was pulling her out and then another guy fell on top of her, and another guy was just walking [on top of her]," Winchell told the news network CBS46.
"There were people stacked two, three deep… people just crushed."
"It cost her her life," her sister, Lonna Cave, said.
Cave said her sister had sworn to her family that she wasn't going to get caught up in anything violent.
She pleaded with Boyland not to make the trip to Washington.
"She promised me, 'I'm going to stand on the sidelines. I'm just going to show my support,'" she said.
The sisters fought about politics and QAnon, which contends e-retailer Wayfair is part of a secret cabal of child-sex traffickers. She glommed on to other conspiracy theories.
"It just spiralled," said Cave, 39.
Boyland was a staunch Trump supporter, posting photos and videos of the president and posting wild allegations, including one that the pandemic was just a way to steal the November election.
Her last Twitter post was on Wednesday, before Trump urged his supporters to march to the Capitol, where lawmakers were debating the Electoral College outcome.
She retweeted a picture of thousands surrounding the Washington Monument.
Four rioters died, including one shot by authorities while trying to breach a door.
A Capitol police officer suffered head injuries and died in hospital a day later.
Trump's opponents in Congress are moving to try to impeach him, although, with only 10 days until he leaves office, time is not on their side.
Twitter permanently suspended Trump from its platform yesterday.