California Man Nicholas John Roske Charged With Attempting To Kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh Pleads Not Guilty

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(CNN/CBS13) — The California man charged with attempting to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in a Maryland federal court.

During his arraignment, Nicholas John Roske of Ventura County sat bowing his head, wearing an oversized prison uniform and rubbing his neck, giving quick and clear answers to each question posed. Roske will remain behind bars and is not currently requesting a review of his detention.

Roske, 26, had flown from California to the Washington, area with a pistol, ammo clips and burglary tools, intent on killing Kavanaugh, according to an FBI affidavit, telling law enforcement he was upset over the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion on abortion rights, along with an upcoming gun control case and the school shooting last month in Uvalde, Texas.

According to authorities, US deputy marshals posted outside of Kavanaugh’s house saw Roske exit a taxi outside the justice’s home in the early hours of June 8. After noticing the marshals, Roske turned around and texted his sister, who convinced him to call 911, according to local law enforcement.... (Read more)