David DePape Found Guilty Of Attacking Paul Pelosi With Hammer In His Home


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David DePape was convicted on all counts for breaking into the San Francisco home of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and assaulting her husband, Paul, with a hammer on October 28, 2022.

The 83-year-old Pelosi suffered a fractured skull in the attack. He spent just six days in the hospital and continues to recover from the attack.

A federal jury found DePape guilty of attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault on the immediate family member of a federal official. He faces life in prison.

DePape is also awaiting trial on state charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, residential burglary, false imprisonment, and threatening the life or serious bodily harm to a public official.

"The Pelosi family is very proud of their Pop, who demonstrated extraordinary composure and courage on the night of the attack a year ago and in the courtroom this week," a spokesperson for the Pelosi family said in a statement. "Thankfully, Mr. Pelosi continues to make progress in his recovery."

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