In the United States, they broadcast video of violent assault on Nancy Pelosi’s husband in San Francisco

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The video was released by decision of a judge. Photo: AFP.

The video of the violent assault on the husband of the former speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosia drama that shook the American political class and generated numerous conspiracy theories, was broadcast on Friday by decision of a judge.

In these images, from last October 28, recorded by the body camera of the police officers who intervened in the Pelosi residence, in San Francisco, Paul Pelosi and her attacker are seen in the hallway of their house and both hold a hammerwhich the policemen ask them to release.

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Skull fracture and multiple injuries

Attacker David DePape refuses and pulls the hammer at him, before violently dropping it on Paul’s skull Pelosibut the impact is not visible in the images.

The police rush to the aid of the husband of the then Speaker of the Lower House, the third most important figure in American politics after the President and Vice President, trying to pull the assailant away from his victim, who, on the ground, appears to be unconscious.

After the attack, Paul Pelosi, 82, had to undergo surgery for “a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands,” a spokesman said, and he was only released from hospital a week later.

The dissemination of this video occurs after a decision by Judge Stephen Murphy, despite the opposition of the parties, both the defense and the prosecution.

Nancy Pelosi has not seen the video

Nancy Pelosi, who earlier this month she was replaced by Kevin McCarthy after Republicans won control of the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections, he said he had not seen the video.

I don’t even know if I’ll see ithe told reporters on Thursday. “It would be very difficult to see an attack on my husband’s life“, he pointed out, adding that he had “improved a little”, but that he would still need “at least three months to return to normal”.

DePape, a 42-year-old Canadian, a former nudist activist and follower of conspiracy theorists on social media, explained that he intended to kidnap Nancy Pelosiwho was not at home at the time.

If the case goes to trial and DePape is found guilty, could face a life sentence.

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