David Wayne DePape, theof Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul, pleaded not responsible to all state expenses in San Francisco courtroom Tuesday.
DePape entered the courtroom in an orange bounce go well with, his proper arm was in a black sling. Displaying no emotion, he prevented eye contact within the courtroom room.
The 42-year-oldwith tried homicide, residential housebreaking, assault with a lethal weapon, elder abuse, false imprisonment of an elder and threats to a public official and their household. The Justice Division has additionally charged him with assault on the speedy member of the family of a federal official and tried kidnapping of a federal official.
In line with courtroom filings, DePape broke into the Pelosi dwelling in San Francisco and he encountered Paul Pelosi, whom DePape allegedly assaulted with a hammer, courtroom paperwork stated. The FBI affidavit filed within the federal case towards DePape additionally stated that the San Francisco police “recovered zip ties in Pelosi’s bed room and within the hallway close to the entrance door of the Pelosi residence.”
He informed San Francisco police after his arrest that, “If Nancy [Pelosi] have been to inform DePape the ‘fact,’ he would let her go, and if she ‘lied,’ he was going to interrupt ‘her kneecaps,'” in order that she must be wheeled into Congress.
DePape may face a long time behind bars if discovered responsible on the state and federal expenses. San Francisco District Lawyer Brooke Jenkins on Monday stated the state and federal circumstances will work in tandem.
Jenkins stated investigators imagine DePape supposed to homicide Paul Pelosi and that his actions have been politically motivated.
“What is evident, primarily based on the proof that now we have to date, is that this home and the speaker herself have been particularly targets of the defendant,” Jenkins stated Monday.
In a Monday night time assertion, theis “making regular progress on what shall be a protracted restoration course of.”
DePape faces doubtlessly a long time behind bars if convicted of the state and federal expenses. He’s presently in county jail.