Federal jury convicts man in hammer assault on Pelosi’s husband

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David Wayne DePape, 43, broke into the Pelosis’ San Francisco residence and struck Paul Pelosi over the pinnacle with a hammer within the early morning hours of Oct. 28, 2022, whereas Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, was nonetheless speaker and away in Washington.

The San Francisco jury, which had deliberated since noon Wednesday, discovered him responsible of tried kidnapping and assault of an instantaneous member of the family of a federal official, a spokesperson for the U.S. Lawyer’s workplace stated.


The crimes carry potential jail sentences of 20 years and 30 years, respectively, below federal sentencing tips.

DePape additionally faces additional costs together with tried homicide in California state court docket that carry a possible sentence of 13 years to life in jail.


“The Pelosi household may be very happy with their Pop, who demonstrated extraordinary composure and braveness on the evening of the assault a yr in the past and within the courtroom this week,” the assertion stated.

Testifying for the prosecution, Pelosi stated he has tried to not relive the episode, together with by avoiding the video clip of him being attacked, however that he did bear in mind waking up on his flooring in a “pool of blood.”

Linker let most of the info of the case go uncontested because the hammer strike was recorded by police physique cameras and DePape admitted to his actions whereas testifying in his personal protection.

“He was by no means my goal and I am sorry that he bought harm,” DePape stated.

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