Paul Pelosi suspect in the attack David DePape had a list of other people to target: the police
The man accused of trespassing Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House The California home and her husband’s assault had a list of other people to target, according to police.
David DePape, 42, allegedly entered Pelosi’s home Friday morning and struck Paul Pelosi at least once with a hammer. Police now say they have recovered a list belonging to DePape of other potential targets, though they are stopping short of calling it a “hit list,” according to CBS News.
The list’s existence has been reported before, although police have yet to release any names on the list.
Police responded to the home at 2 a.m. Friday to find DePape and Pelosi fighting over a hammer. Pelosi could call the police saying she needed to go to the bathroom.
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DePape, a conspiracy theorist who posted frequently online, has been “mentally ill for a long time,” according to his alleged ex-lifemate, Oxane Taub.
Taub, herself an incarcerated nudist activist convicted of child abduction charges, said in an interview with ABC7 that she raised two children with DePape, along with her daughter from a previous relationship.
Taub went on to detail an incident when DePape came home after disappearing for almost a year out of heaven.
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“He came back in really bad shape. He thought he was Jesus. He was constantly paranoid, thinking people were after him. And it took a good year or two to get back to, you know, being half normal,” Taub said.
DePape faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, theft and other crimes following the incident.
Nancy was seen visit her husband in the hospital on Sunday, his first public appearance since the attack.
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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre compared the incident to the January 6 storming of the US Capitol during an MSNBC appearance on Sunday. attributing the attack to Republican rhetoric.
“The thing that is probably the most disturbing when we hear the reports of this attacker, of the attacker that you were talking about, is that he shouted the things that we heard during January 6, which is: “Where is Nancy. ? “” said Jean-Pierre. “And you know, again, we need to end this kind of rhetoric. It needs to stop, and it’s incredibly, incredibly dangerous.”
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