All any of this demonstrates is that no matter who you are, you are susceptible to making poor judgments in life.
These poor judgments have consequences...consequences that not only effect you but directly effect your family, friends and your community be it your neighbor or a larger portion of the community as in Matt's case.
If any of you think you are above consequential, poor judgment you are setting yourself up for when, not if.
Is Matt deserving of whatever punishment comes his way? Of course he is...that is just how things need to be. Is he deserving of more or less than say another person would be in a similar situation?
I couldn't answer that and neither could anyone else as that is a matter for the justice system to determine as they review all of the "factual evidences and testimony."
Should we be more coarse in our judgment of Matt and his actions? Only you can make that call...personally, I've experienced too much to look so hard on any one individual who has made a mistake, big or small, to cast an eye of disparagement upon.
My hope, and prayer, is that Matt receives a clearer picture of himself and his relationships and makes the changes necessary to enhance those instead of destroying them and that he receives any medical attention to help his condition.