Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022

Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack appears in court and pleads not guilty to charges

Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack appears in court and pleads not guilty to charges


Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack appears in court and pleads not guilty to charges

The 42-year-old has also been charged federally with attempted kidnapping of a US official as well influencing, impeding or retaliating against a federal official by threatening or injuring a family member, which carry sentences of up to 30 years.

DePape and Paul Pelosi were wrestling over a hammer when police arrived and DePape struck him in the head. The attack left Paul Pelosi with serious injuries that required surgery, including a fractured skull and wounds to his arms and hands.

The violence comes as lawmakers and elections officials face growing threats ahead of the first nationwide election since the insurrection at the Capitol, and authorities have warned of rising extremism.

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