Accused Paul Pelosi attacker also targeted Tom Hanks and Gov. Gavin Newsom, investigator testifies

David Deppe ordered to stand trial in violent assault of Paul Pelosi

David Deppe ordered to stand trial in violent assault of Paul Pelosi


the man accused The man who attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer had a list of future targets that included Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks and California Governor Gavin Newsom, a San Francisco police investigator testified Wednesday.

Authorities said the suspect, David Dieppe, broke into the couple’s San Francisco home on October 28, seeking to kidnap the speaker – who was out of town – and beat her 82-year-old husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer. The violence shook the political world.

Deppe said there was “evil in Washington” and was seeking to harm Pelosi because she is second in line for the presidency, the investigator testified.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Stephen Murphy ruled that prosecutors had shown enough evidence during a preliminary hearing to proceed with the trial on the state’s charges, including attempted murder. DePape is due back in state court on December 28.

Lt. Carla Hurley, who interviewed Depp for an hour on the day of the attack, testified Wednesday that the defendant told her of other people he wanted to target, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom, actor Tom Hanks and President Donald Trump. One of which included Hunter Biden. Biden’s son. Hurley did not say whether police had any evidence of conspiracy against him, and San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said after the hearing that she could not comment further.

Authorities previously said Dieppe told investigators he had other targets, but a court document said only that he was looking for a local professor as well as several prominent state and federal politicians and members of their families.

Deppe, who appeared in court dressed in orange prison clothing, pleaded not guilty to federal and state charges including attempted murder, burglary and elder abuse. He remains held without bail.

According to a recording of their interview played in court, Deppe told Hurley, “Washington is evil, what they did went far beyond the campaign.”

Deppe’s public defender, Adam Lipson, declined to comment after the judge’s ruling, saying “we will fight this case in court, not in the hallway.”

In November, Nancy Pelosi said she would step down after 20 years as leader of the Democrats in the House but would remain in office. His official portrait was unveiled Wednesday in Washington as the court hearing took place more than 2,500 miles away.

Paul Pelosi, her husband of nearly 60 years, attended the ceremony at the US Capitol wearing a hat and a glove that covered his injuries from the attack. they also attended Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night was his first public appearance since the attack.

Hurley, who was a sergeant at the time of the attack and had recently been promoted to lieutenant, testified that Depay told Paul Pelosi that he wanted to speak to Nancy Pelosi because “she’s in line for the presidency.” I am second.”

If the US President and Vice President are unable to serve, the Speaker of the US House assumes the presidency.

Hurley also said that Deppe told her that he was seeking the speakership and told her husband that he was not part of the plan.

Nevertheless, Depp told Paul Pelosi, “I can get you out, I can get you out,” Hurley testified.

Hurley said Deppe told him that after seeing the lights of a police patrol car, he told Paul Pelosi, “I’m not going to surrender, I’m here to fight. If you stop me from going after people If so, you will take me.” Punishment instead.”

Prosecutors presented the hammer allegedly used in the attack during Wednesday’s proceedings, which were attended by Christine Pelosi, one of the Pelosi’s five adult children.

The district attorney’s office also played audio of Paul Pelosi’s 911 call to San Francisco police in the courtroom and less than a minute of video of the assault captured on body cameras.

According to court documents, Deppe told police he was on a “suicide mission.” Authorities have said that he was drawn to conspiracy theories.

According to court documents, Deppe forced his way into the Pelosi’s home, confronted Paul Pelosi, who was sleeping in boxer shorts and a pajama top, and demanded to know where “Nancy” was.

Dippe then told Paul Pelosi that if Nancy Pelosi told him “the truth,” he would let her go and that if she “lied,” he was going to break her knees,” the criminal complaint alleges.

San Francisco police officer Kyle Cagney, one of two first-responding officers, testified Wednesday that he saw both men holding hammers when the door opened. Cagney said that Dieppe did not obey officers’ orders to drop the weapon and instead lunged at Paul Pelosi and hammered him.

Paul Pelosi was knocked unconscious and woke up covered in his own blood. He later underwent surgery to repair a skull fracture and sustained severe injuries to his right arm and hands.

The speaker was in Washington at the time and was under the protection of her security detail, who does not have access to family members.

in one Interview with John Dickerson For “CBS Sunday Morning,” Alexandra Pelosi said her father’s scars are healing but the emotional damage may never go away.

Alexandra told Dickerson, “He’s getting better every day, thanks for asking.” “The scars are healing. I mean, he looks like Frankenstein. The scars are healing. But I think the emotional scars, I don’t know if they ever heal.”

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