Man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi allegedly said he was on a ‘suicide mission’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home, beating her husband and seeking to kidnap her had allegedly said he was on a “suicide mission” and had plans to target other California and federal politicians, according to a Tuesday court filing.
David DePape was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court. His public defender entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf. It was the first public appearance since the early Friday attack for DePape, a fringe activist drawn to conspiracy theories.
In court papers filed Tuesday, prosecutors detailed the attack in stark terms as part of their bid to keep DePape behind bars.
DePape allegedly said he had other targets, including a local professor as well as several prominent state and federal politicians – and members of their families.
“This case demands detention,” Jenkins wrote in the court filing. “Nothing less.”
This is an update. AP’s earlier story follows below: