Saturday 18 May 2024

Man Who Attacked Nancy Pelosi’s Husband With Hammer Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

 The man who attacked former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer in 2022 after breaking into their San Francisco home was sentenced to decades behind bars on Friday.

The sentencing comes after a federal jury in San Francisco found David DePape guilty in November on one count of assault on the immediate family member of a federal official and attempted kidnapping of a federal official.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California said in a statement: “David DePape was just sentenced to 30 years in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons for his violent attack on the spouse of the then-Speaker of the House.”

A spokesperson for Pelosi said in a statement that the family “couldn’t be prouder of their Pop and his tremendous courage in saving his own life on the night of the attack and in testifying in this case.”

“Speaker Pelosi and her family are immensely grateful to all who have sent love and prayers over the last eighteen months, as Mr. Pelosi continues his recovery,” the statement continued. “Given the ongoing state court proceedings, Speaker Pelosi and the Pelosi family will not be offering further comment on this matter at this time.”


Prosecutors said DePape broke into the Pelosis’ home in San Francisco with a “violent plan to kidnap Nancy Pelosi,” who was not at the abode at the time, and “to hold her hostage,” according to CNN. Paul Pelosi, who is now 84, managed to call police, and when officers arrived at the house, body camera footage showed DePape attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer before law enforcement took DePape into custody.

Paul Pelosi received treatment for a skull fracture, as well as other injuries, and was released from the hospital in early November 2022. He spoke during the trial, sharing details about the harrowing experience and stating, “I’ve made the best effort I possibly can to not relive this.”

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