Nancy Pelosi’s husband attack suspect gets help in court

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Nancy Pelosi’s husband attack suspect gets help in court

On Thursday, a coalition of news organizations will be able to access all courtroom evidence from the attack on then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband at her San Francisco home.

San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Stephen Murphy granted a motion filed by 13 news organizations, including The New York Times and NBC News, requesting the release of evidence in the case against David DePape, the man accused of assaulting Paul Pelosi.

Video from a body camera worn by an officer responding to the Pelosis home on October 28, a 911 call by Paul Pelosi to police, parts of a police interview with DePape and security video taken during the break-in recorded by the U.S. Capitol Police in Washington was part of the evidence.

Prosecutors refused to release the evidence to news outlets.

A spokesman for the court told NBC News that the media coalition's counsel, Thomas Burke, will give copies of his clients, per the judge's order. At a preliminary hearing for DePape last month, the district attorney s office introduced a roughly four-minute 911 call that Paul Pelosi made to San Francisco police. Much of the call was previously documented in court filings.

DePape, who is accused of assault and attempted kidnapping charges, faces a pair of federal assault and related state charges, as well as the whereabouts of Nancy Pelosi while he was in the house.