Paul Pelosi Attacker David DePape Arraigned, Pleads Not Guilty

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On Monday, the Department of Justice and state of California prosecutors announced their charges against the man who allegedly broke into the San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul, then assaulted Mr. Pelosi, last Friday morning. We also reported on the most recent details available – from an FBI criminal complaint – on what authorities say suspect David DePape did at the home.


Now, David DePape has been arraigned in court, Fox News reports:

David DePape, the illegal immigrant from Canada accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s multimillion-dollar San Francisco home last week and assaulting her husband with a hammer, pleaded not guilty in court at an arraignment on a slew of felony charges Tuesday.

They include attempted murder, residential burglary, assault wit ha [sic] deadly weapon, elder abuse, false imprisonment of an elder and threats to a public official and her family.

Appearing remotely, DePape, 42, pleaded not guilty to the charges just after 1:45 p.m. local time.

The new report also reviewed the DOJ’s charges against DePape:

DePape, 42, also faces federal charges in connection with the home invasion attack, which sent Paul Pelosi, 82, to the hospital with a fractured skull. The suspect had also been hospitalized after the attack with unspecified injuries and was booked into the San Francisco County Jail early Tuesday.


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