A federal grand jury indicted David DePape, 42, on Wednesday after he allegedly broke into Pelosi’s San Francisco residence on Oct. 28 and violently attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband.
DePape is accused of attacking Paul Pelosi during an alleged home invasion of the House Speaker’s residence, stating that he was “fed up with the insane level of lies coming out of Washington, DC” and that he intended to take Nancy Pelosi. hostage, according to court documents.
As a result of the attack, which occurred shortly after 2 a.m., Paul Pelosi was taken to a local hospital to undergo surgery to repair a skull fracture among other injuries.
DePape is charged with one count of assaulting an immediate family member of a U.S. official with the intent to retaliate against the official due to performance of official duties and one count of attempted kidnapping of a U.S. official due to performance of official duties. . homework.
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If convicted, DePape faces a maximum of 30 years in prison on the assault charge and 20 years on the attempted kidnapping charge.
DePape pleaded not guilty to statewide charges during a Nov. 1 court hearing, which include attempted murder, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse, among others.
After Paul Pelosi called 911, police officers responded within minutes, “encountering Paul Pelosi and DePape wrestling over a hammer,” according to the Justice Department.
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When the officers told the men to drop the hammer, DePape controlled it and used “full force” to hit Paul Pelosi, according to the indictment.
Paul Pelosi was left unconscious for several minutes and woke up in a “pool of blood,” according to the documents.
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The indictment alleges that DePape told officers he had a “target list,” which included Nancy Pelosi.
DePape intended to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage and, if she lied, he would break “her kneecaps,” according to officials.
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Since then, Paul Pelosi has returned home from the hospital, saying “it’s going to be a long road.”