Man pleads not guilty to trying to kill Justice Kavanaugh

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  • Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, remains in custody following his indictment in an attempted murder case of a Supreme Court justice.
  • A grand jury in Greenbelt, Maryland, indicted Roske last week. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
  • The judge set a possible trial date for August 23.

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A man arrested near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Maryland earlier this month pleaded not guilty on Wednesday for trying to kill Kavanaugh.

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Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, remains in custody following his indictment in an attempted murder case of a Supreme Court justice.

During the trial, he bowed his head and clasped his hands around his neck as he answered questions from US Magistrate Judge Ajmail Qureshi.
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His public defender, Andrew Szekely, told the judge he was satisfied that his client was receiving the medical care and unspecified medication he needed in custody.

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Qureshi set a possible trial date for August 23.

A grand jury in Greenbelt, Maryland, indicted Roske last week. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Roske, who was arrested on June 8, was armed with a gun and a knife, wearing a zip tie and dressed in black, outside Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, a Washington suburb in Montgomery, Maryland. Came by taxi. According to the affidavit of the FBI agent, County.

Seeing two deputy US marshals standing nearby, Roske turned and left, the affidavit said.

The agent wrote, Roske called county police and said he had come from California to kill a Maryland Supreme Court justice. The affidavit said that Roske also told police that he had a gun in his suitcase and that he was having suicidal thoughts.

After his arrest, Roske told a police detective that he was a . was bothered by leaked draft opinion To suggest that the Supreme Court is about to put an end to the historic abortion case, Roe v. Wade. Roske also said that he was upset about this. School Massacre in Uvalde, Texasand believed in Kavanaugh Will vote to loosen gun control laws, stated in the affidavit.

According to the FBI, investigators found a pistol, a knife, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, duct tape, a pistol light and other gear, along with ammunition, in Roske’s suitcase and backpack.

A report by the Department of Homeland Security said the leak of the draft opinion in May sparked a wave of threats against officials and others and raised the possibility of extremist violence. The leaked opinion also led to protests outside the homes of Kavanaugh and other judges.

Last Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a bill that would round the clock security protection To the families of Supreme Court judges.

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