Either this guy is a genius in putting together the perfect “insanity defense,” or he’s just clearly insane and will spend a long time in a mental institution that may be (may) a little nicer than prison. David DePape is laying the groundwork for a longer stay at one of two types of state institutions.
Umm, I certainly assume, against the advice or awareness of his attorney, DePape called a television station and apologized… backward. From San Francisco’s Fox Affiliate:
David DePape called the KTVU newsroom from San Francisco County Jail Friday, the same day a superior court judge ordered video of the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi to be released. The call was unexpected. He told our reporter he had an important message.
Bad idea. Insanely bad idea.
He said he attacked Pelosi because people’s individual liberties are under attack. In almost a call to arms, DePape says the, “people killing it have names and addresses, so I got their names and addresses so I could pay them a little visit…have a heart to heart chat about their bad behavior.”
The answer to having one’s civil liberties attacked is to take away someone else’s civil liberty to live in his house without someone coming in and beating him up? Insane.
In the chilling and bizarre phone call, he apologized for not going further. “I want to apologize to everyone. I messed up. What I did was really bad. I’m so sorry I didn’t get more of them. It’s my own fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come better prepared,” he says.
Insane and dangerous. It really doesn’t matter which direction the deputies take him, so long as the door is locked for a long time.
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