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Accused of the attack on Paul Pelosi pleads not guilty | The World | D.W.

The man accused of assaulting Paul Pelosi, husband of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, on Friday (01.11.2022) pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

David DePape, 42, is charged with assault and attempted kidnapping.

The first accusation carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, while the attempted kidnapping sentence can carry up to 20 years, as the victim is a relative of a government representative, the Department of Justice explained in a statement on Monday.

The CNN network noted on Tuesday that cameras were not allowed inside the Superior Court of San Francisco (California).

Paul Pelosi, 82, was attacked in that Californian city when he was at the family home. The aggressor burst into the house shouting “Where is Nancy?”, although the Democratic congresswoman was in Washington DC at the time.

The investigation is still open, but it is known that the attacker forced his entry through the back door of the house.

The husband of the president of the Lower House was taken to Zuckerberg General Hospital, in San Francisco, and successfully intervened for a skull fracture and various serious injuries to his right arm and hands.

DePape was also initially taken to that hospital, although details of his condition have not been provided, and he is already in prison, according to the spokesman for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office, Kelvin Wu.

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