A Montgomery County Police officer stands guard as protesters march past Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house on June 8, 2022 in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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A guy who was apprehended near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house in Maryland previously this month pleaded innocent Wednesday to attempting to eliminate Kavanaugh.
Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, stayed in custody after his arraignment on one count of trying to assassinate a Supreme Court justice.
During the arraignment, he bowed his head and gripped his hands around his neck as he responded to U.S. Magistrate Judge Ajmel Quereshi’s concerns. His public protector, Andrew Szekely, informed the judge that he was pleased his customer was getting the treatment and undefined medication that he requires while in custody.
Quereshi set a tentative trial date forAug 23.
A grand jury in Greenbelt, Maryland, prosecuted Roske on the charge recently. The charge brings an optimal sentence of life in jail.
Roske, who was apprehended on June 8, was equipped with a weapon and a knife, was bring zip ties and was worn black when when he showed up by taxi simply after 1 a.m. outdoors Kavanaugh’s house in Chevy Chase, a Washington residential area in Maryland’s Montgomery County, according to an FBI representative’s affidavit.
Roske turned and left after seeing 2 deputy U.S. Marshals outside standing close by, the affidavit stated.
Roske called county cops and stated he had actually pertained to Maryland from California to eliminate a Supreme Court justice, the representative composed. Roske likewise informed cops that he had a weapon in his luggage and was having self-destructive ideas, the affidavit stated.
After his arrest, Roske informed a cops investigator that he was disturbed by a dripped draft viewpoint recommending the Supreme Court will overthrow Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion case. Roske likewise stated he was disturbed over the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, and thought Kavanaugh would vote to loosen up weapon control laws, the affidavit stated.
Investigators discovered a handgun with ammo, a knife, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, duct tape, a handgun light and other equipment in Roske’s luggage and knapsack, according to the FBI.
A Homeland Security Department report stated the draft viewpoint’s leakage in May released a wave of hazards versus authorities and others and increased the probability of extremist violence. The dripped viewpoint likewise stimulated demonstrations outside the houses of Kavanaugh and other justices.
Last Thursday, President Joe Biden signed an expense that will offer ongoing security defense to the households of Supreme Court justices.