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Man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi on ‘suicide mission’ | State and Region

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man accused of breaking into Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s home, beating her husband and attempting to kidnap her told police that he was on a “suicide mission” and intended to target other California and federal politicians, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

David DePape was sentenced to detention without bond during his arraignment Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court. His public defender pleaded not guilty on his behalf. It was the first public appearance since Friday morning’s attack for DePape, a fringe activist drawn to conspiracy theories.

In court documents filed Tuesday, prosecutors detailed the attack in stark terms as part of their bid to keep DePape behind bars. Paul Pelosi was knocked unconscious by the hammer attack and woke up in a pool of his own blood, according to the filing.

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