At American Greatness, Julie Kelly reported on new video evidence in the death of Jan. 6 protestor Rosanne Boyland and came to the conclusion that Boyland was beaten to death by Capitol Police just outside “a tunnel on the lower west side of the Capitol building.”
Kelly interviewed Ryan Nichols, a former Marine who was arrested in January and charged with, among other things, “disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building with a deadly or dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon on Capitol grounds or buildings.”
Nichols has been held without bond in a Washington, D.C. prison since being transferred from Texas in late January.
Joseph McBride, Nichols’s attorney, told Kelly that he had “viewed three hours of surveillance video captured by Capitol security camera” and discovered that “for reasons that no fair minded or decent human being will ever understand” a Capitol Police officer “begins to pulverize” a woman “about 10 minutes before the lifeless body of Rosanne Boyland was seen lying on the ground, just outside the tunnel.”
According to Kelly, “body-worn camera footage released by the courts … show Boyland on her side not moving as her friend, Justin Winchell, begged for help. ‘She’s gonna die!’ Winchell tries to scream while holding on to Boyland. He turns to the crowd. ‘I need somebody, anybody,’ he pleads. ‘She’s dead! She’s dead!'”
Boyland’s body was then dragged inside the Capitol building by Capitol Police and nothing more was known until, Kelly says, the “D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office concluded Boyland died of a drug overdose,” a verdict now rendered “highly suspicious considering the video footage and first-hand accounts of others about what happened to her that afternoon.”
A Jan. 15 report in the New York Times purported to give a play-by-play account of Boyland’s death, claiming that she “died after losing consciousness in the crush of a pro-Trump mob as it surged against the police.”
Times reporters Evan Hill, Arielle Ray and Dahlia Kozlowsky found a YouTube video in which a man claimed that “he saw a woman collapse from asphyxiation inside the tunnel.”
Hill wrote another article in May focused on claims that Boyland had developed a “sudden fixation” with “false claims spilled from QAnon,” and that the conspiracy theories “filled a void in her life.”
Boyland’s family also reported dissatisfaction with the medical examiner’s report, claiming that “the only amphetamine in her body was the Adderall she took every day by prescription.”
“Fatal Adderall overdoses are rare,” reported Julie Kelly. “Boyland would have had to ingest roughly 25 times her standard dose to die from it.”
Kelly added that “the family of Rosanne Boyland, one of two female Trump supporters who died at the Capitol on January 6, just announced they have hired a lawyer to investigate the suspicious circumstances of her untimely death.”
“Further,” said Kelly, “both the Medical Examiner’s office and D.C. Metropolitan Police Department continue to refuse to release pertinent information related to her death,” including the full autopsy report and body-camera footage.