I know, I know, but:
David DePape, better known as the man who allegedly broke into the residence of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and violently attacked her husband Paul Pelosi, has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and a San Francisco judge has set a trial date of Feb. 23, according to CBS News.
DePape has already pleaded guilty to federal assault and kidnapping charges. He has also been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, threats to a public official and residential burglary.
DePape is also facing charges from the Justice Department that includes attempting kidnapping of a federal official and assault on the immediate family member of a federal official.
There is this thing called double jeopardy. And I thought that part of it was only the one trial for any series of charges stemming from the one event.
Now, obviously, I’m wrong, so what is it that I was thinking of?
Sure, there’s a version of DJ where you can only be tried for the one murder the once. If found not guilty then that’s that (except in Britain post-Blair of course). But I did think that the concept went further than that. Thought it extended to “you can only be charged the once for the one episode”.