David DePape’s attorney appeared in San Francisco Superior Court Monday to schedule a hearing on what felony charges prosecutors could pursue against the man accused of attacking Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer.
DePape, a Richmond resident, has been charged with attempted murder, burglary, elder abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and threatening a family member of an elected official. He also faces federal charges.
On Dec. 14, he’s due back for a preliminary hearing.
DePape allegedly broke into the Pelosi home on Oct. 28, where San Francisco police say they saw him strike Pelosi in the head with a hammer.
Prosecutors say DePape tried to kill Nancy Pelosi’s husband and planned to kidnap the Speaker of the House as part of a “suicide mission.”
Judge Stephen Murphy presided over the brief hearing Monday after Judge Loretta M. Giorgi oversaw prior proceedings.
Though Giorgi said in a past hearing that she used to work with Pelosi’s daughter, she denied that the reassignment had anything to do with that disclosure, according to District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Randy Quezada.