This past Wednesday, the man suspected of attacking Pack Pelosi reportedly chose to plead not guilty to charges from the state brought against him in a court appearance, as reported by Fox News.
42-year-old David DePape allegedly attacked Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), with a hammer when police made it to the San Francisco home back in October. The apparent intruder was reportedly screaming demands to the man to find out where the exact whereabouts of the speaker.
The prosecution in the case slammed charges against DePape of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and elder abuse, read a report from Fox News. Despite all this, the accused chose to plead not guilty to both federal and state charges, including the various allegations that he was also planning to kidnap Nancy Pelosi.
As DePaper’s public defender, Adam Lipson, stated that the suspected attacker “is going to be fighting this case in court, not the hallway,” expressed a report from ABC News.
Brooke Jenkins, the District Attorney of San Francisco, expressed in a statement in the wake of a Wednesday arraignment that “Mr. DePape will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and held accountable for his heinous crimes,” explained the outlet.
After a medical examination, the speaker’s husband was found to have suffered serious injuries to his right arm along with a fracture to his skull. He is currently expected to make a genuine full recovery, as explained by a spokesperson.
Just two weeks ago, footage from the body camera of the responding police officers was played in court which allegedly showed DePape attacking and striking Paul Pelosi.
Carla Hurley, the San Francisco Police Sgt. who interviewed DePape after he had been officially taken into police custody, issued a report that stated that the suspect claimed that there was an “evil in Washington” and currently holds a much, much longer hit list of those that he expressly wanted to deal with after authorities were able to catch him in the act, stated a report from Fox News.
This so-called hit list reportedly included people such as the House Speaker, Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), actor Tom Hanks, and Hunter Biden, the embattled son of President Joe Biden
A report from Fox News stated that DePape, who reportedly chose to waive his right to a trial within a span of 60 days, is slated to make it back into court once again on the 23rd of February.