Nicholas John Roske faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for attempting to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh, according to a report by Fox News.
On Wednesday, a California man was charged with attempting to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Nicholas John Roske, 26, has been charged with attempting to murder a Justice of the United States by a federal grand jury.
Roske flew from his home in Simi Valley, California to Maryland with the intent of killing Justice Kavanaugh, according to court filings. He arrived at his residence in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 8, 2022.
According to court filings, Roske saw two U.S. marshals protecting the residence and walking away, calling 911 to claim he was having suicidal thoughts and meant to kill Kavanaugh.
Roske’s indictment calls for the seizure of a pistol, two magazines loaded with 10 rounds of each 9mm cartridge, 17 rounds of ammunition in a plastic bag, a black speed loader, and other objects used in the crime.
Roske’s first court appearance has not yet been set. Roske faces a maximum sentence of life in federal prison if convicted.
UPDATE: There’s no update.
Nicholas Roske was indicted by a federal grand jury for the attempted assassination of Brett Kavanaugh yesterday. The last @NYTimes article to mention Roske was a week ago.https://t.co/wvztr4Kg3X https://t.co/hwhviWaihT pic.twitter.com/etFNAJqgBx
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) June 16, 2022
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