(PresidentialHill.com)- Last Wednesday, David DePape once again entered a not-guilty plea to charges stemming from his alleged attack on former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul inside their San Francisco home in late October.
DePape, who had already pleaded not guilty to federal kidnapping and assault charges, entered his plea in San Francisco Superior Court where he faces trial on state charges, including attempted murder.
During the brief hearing, DePape waived his right to a speedy trial and was ordered to appear in court again on February 23 at which time his trial date will be set.
At a preliminary hearing on December 14, Superior Court Judge Stephen Murphy heard hours of testimony from investigators and reviewed the 911 call from Pelosi and the police bodycam footage.
Evidence from the preliminary hearing revealed DePape’s alleged potential targets included not only Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, but also actor Tom Hanks and California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Officer Kyle Cagney, who responded to the 911 call, described the doorway confrontation with DePape and the subsequent hammer attack on Paul Pelosi.
Cagney also played his bodycam footage to Judge Murphy.
This bodycam footage is being withheld from the public.
San Francisco Police Sergeant Carla Hurley, who interviewed DePape shortly after his arrest, testified that the defendant shared the names of the people he wanted to target. In addition to Pelosi, Hanks, and Newsom, DePape also wanted to target Hunter Biden. However, Hurley did not say if the police had any evidence that DePape had plotted against them.
DePape also faces charges on the local level, including attempted murder, battery, and assault for attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer, fracturing his skull, as police officers watched from the front door.
DePape is facing a parallel prosecution in federal court where he has been charged with assault and attempted kidnapping. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.
DePape is being held without bail.