David DeBabe, suspected of violently assaulting the husband of Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, has been charged with kidnapping and attempted assault, the US Department of Justice announced Monday (October 31).
The man entered the couple’s home in San Francisco, California on Friday morning, specifically equipped with plastic ties, a pair of gloves and sticky tape, the ministry said in a press release. According to Justice, there are several elements that prove that he intended to kidnap the person responsible, and he could be sentenced to up to twenty years in prison. The Ministry of Justice said that assaulting her husband is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
On Monday night, the San Francisco district attorney announced new charges, including attempted murder and burglary, this time not at the federal level. It was an attack “politically motivated”And David DeBabe could be sentenced to life in prison, Brooke Jenkins said during a press conference.
The 42-year-old suspect entered the couple’s bedroom looking for Nancy Pelosi, who was in Washington that day. His arrival woke up 82-year-old Paul Pelosi, who had time to call 911 before the suspect attacked him with a hammer. Police later arrested David DeBape at the scene.
Nancy Pelosi “Shocked”
After his arrest, David DeBabe told authorities that he held Nancy Pelosi responsible “lie” He was allegedly campaigned by the Democratic Party, according to a court document attached to the ministry’s press release.
The man explained that he intended to hold her hostage and talk to her if she asked. “truth”He will let her go, but that’s it “If she lies, he’ll break her knees.”, according to the same source. Paul Pelosi has it “Suffered his punishment”, said the suspect. David DeBabe, who lived in a garage in a small town near San Francisco, published far-right theories on social media.
Nancy Pelosi He said to himself “shocked” Saturday Paul Pelosi, who underwent surgery Friday for a fractured skull and injuries to his hand and arm, continued to improve in the attack. President Joe Biden has condemned the act “disgraceful”. Many Republican officials, such as Donald Trump, condemned the attack, while blaming Democrats for increasing insecurity — one of their main campaign arguments for the midterm elections — and denying any connection to the site of the January 6, 2021, stabbing attack. “Where’s Nancy?” » Entering the Capitol.
Billionaire Elon Musk, the new owner of social network Twitter, meanwhile, echoed a far-fetched and homophobic rumor Sunday about an attack on Paul Pelosi. “There is a small chance that appearances can be deceiving”and mentions a link to a far-right conspiracy site Santa Monica Observer. Then he He deleted his tweet and took The New York Times WHO Criticized him before.