Bay Area Fox affiliate KTVU received a call Friday from a San Francisco prison, according to reporter Amber Lee.
“What I did was really bad,” the man says vocally. “I’m so sorry I didn’t get more than that… I should have come prepared.”
What we know about David DePape in alleged Paul Pelosi attack
In interviews for the TV show, Depap spoke seamlessly about his perceived enemies as if he were reading a script, Lee said.
At the beginning of the approximately six-minute call, Lee was told that the call could be recorded, but that he was not allowed to dispute Dehapp’s statements or ask follow-up questions. case.
The call came hours after authorities released evidence, including police body camera footage of the night’s attack on Pelosis’ home in an upmarket Pacific Heights neighborhood. DePape said he saw the video on Lee.
In the footage, 82-year-old Paul Pelosi and DePappe can be seen struggling to control the hammer. .
Pelosi suffered a fractured skull and severe injuries to his right arm and hand. He spent six days in the hospital and was expected to make a full recovery.
The attack on Pelosi, which took place days before the midterm elections that would lead to the Democrats losing control of the House, is widely viewed as an act of political violence. The attackers said they intended to kidnap then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, but have since resigned as party leader.
Paul Pelosi attack video shows break-in, hammer attack
In an official statement Friday, Depapp’s public defender Adam Lipson said: The body camera footage is disrespectful to Paul Pelosi, could spark unsubstantiated theories about the case, and jeopardize DePap’s ability to get a fair trial.
Lipson did not immediately respond to The Washington Post’s request for comment on Sunday morning.
Lee tried to contact Depapu after his arrest, but Friday’s call was unexpected, she told KTVU. Lee and KTVU did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on Sunday morning. I did.
Depp told Lee that liberties and liberties in the United States were “systematically and deliberately killed” and that he had found “names and addresses” of those he believed to be responsible. I was like, “I want to talk to you about their bad behavior from the bottom of my heart.”
The Post confirmed that a blog full of unsubstantiated claims and accusations against Jewish, black, media and transgender people was written in Depap’s name and registered at his former address last August. The blog also contained posts by Trump supporters and anti-democrats.
After being arrested, DePap told authorities his intention was to “detain and harm Chairman Pelosi,” according to federal court filings. He told investigators that she was “a false ‘herd leader’ that the Democrats spoke of.” He brought zip ties, rolls of tape, ropes, journals, and hammers to the Pelosi residence. Pelosi was not home when DePappe entered.
Depapu, a Canadian citizen who has been in the United States illegally, faces possible deportation if the criminal case is resolved. His relatives told Canadian media that Depap grew up in British Columbia and it’s unclear how he ended up in Northern California.
He has been indicted in state and federal courts on counts including attempted kidnapping of a federal employee and assault on a family member of a federal employee. If convicted, he could face life in prison.
Reis Thebault, Danielle Paquette, Justine McDaniel, and Maria Sacchetti contributed to this report.