Matthew Rupert grew up in Galesburg Illinois with his loving parents Linda and Michael, his oldest sister Kristy, Middle sister Kari, youngest sister Karen, and brother Christopher. His father became sick when Matthew was young. Michael had several medical conditions including bipolar disorder, manic depression, and had suffered several strokes. He passed away December 6, 2012 leaving Linda a widow.
Matthew’s mother was a CNA and is now on disability due to medical conditions, she had a full knee replacement, and major surgery on her back due to a pinched nerve. Matthew has been financially and physically supporting his mother.
Matthew worked at Raffs Powerwash and worked at his sister’s bar doing inventory. Matthew paid bills for his mother monthly. Their family home caught fire this year and he relocated his mother into a new home. Matthew and his partner have been engaged for 2 years and planned to get married very soon, they have been together for 3 years. Matthew is a great father figure to his partner’s 2 children Kamille and Isiaha. They look up to Matthew and he sets a great example. Matthew’s father Michael taught him to stand for what he believes in and Matthew talks very highly of him.
Tyler Smith was murdered in his hometown by police and no one was arrested, Matthew went to protest over Police killings, not to “riot” and loot! Matthew is facing 9-11 years in prison, which is well above the statutory presumption.