David DePape, the man accused of violently assaulting Paul Pelosi — the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — last week, pleaded not guilty to all state charges in his first court appearance Tuesday.
The suspect also waived his right to a hearing within 10 days during his arraignment in a San Francisco court. Judge Diane Northway set a new hearing for November 4 in San Francisco Superior Court to set both a preliminary hearing date and bail.
No cameras were allowed inside the courthouse at Tuesday’s hearing.
DePape, 42, has been charged with multiple felonies, including assault, attempted murder and attempted kidnapping, after breaking into the couple’s home in San Francisco last week, the attorney’s office announced Monday. federal prosecutor and the district attorney of San Francisco.
He was charged with one count of “attempted kidnapping of a United States official,” according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. That charge relates to Nancy Pelosi, whom DePape told police he planned to “hold hostage,” according to an FBI affidavit also unsealed Monday.
The attempted kidnapping charge carries a maximum of 20 years in prison. He has yet to enter a guilty plea in federal court.
Hours earlier, DePape was released from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and transferred to the county jail, according to Kelvin Wu, a spokesman for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office.