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David DePape Convicted on Multiple Charges in California for Attack on Paul Pelosi

David DePape got convicted of five additional charges in a California court

David DePape was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after breaking into Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and assaulting her husband. He has now been convicted of five additional charges in a California court.

He, aged 44, was previously convicted on federal charges for attempting to kidnap Nancy Pelosi, the former House Speaker, in 2022, and for assaulting her husband, Paul Pelosi.

Recently, a California jury found him guilty of additional charges, including aggravated kidnapping, which carries a sentence of life imprisonment without parole.

Other convictions included first-degree residential burglary, false imprisonment of an elder through violence or menace, threatening the life of a family member of a public official, and dissuading a witness through force or threat.

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins stated that the verdict “delivers justice and ensures that Mr. DePape will face consequences for his heinous crimes against the Pelosi family and our democracy.”

In a statement on behalf of the family, Aaron Bennett, spokesman for Nancy Pelosi, said,

“The family was in awe of their Pop’s bravery, which shone through again on the witness stand in this trial just as it did when he saved his own life on the night of the attack.”

“For nearly 20 grueling months, Mr. Pelosi has demonstrated extraordinary courage and fortitude every day of his recovery,” the statement added.

David DePape broke into Nancy Pelosi’s home on October 28, 2022, and attacked her husband, Paul Pelosi, who was 84 years old at the time. Paul Pelosi suffered a fractured skull and other injuries, rendering him unconscious.

He managed to call 911 after the break-in, and further violence ensued when DePape confronted him again shortly after police arrived at the scene.

David DePape, a carpenter residing in a converted garage in Richmond, California, had deeply engaged with right-wing conspiracy theories online.

During his federal trial, he admitted spending his leisure time playing video games and watching YouTube videos focused on political content.

David DePape was convicted in the federal case last November, with the jury determining that he attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband because of her role representing San Francisco in Congress.

His actions reflected his extremist beliefs, including adherence to the radical QAnon movement. DePape is awaiting sentencing for state crimes, and his attorney, Adam Lipson, has indicated plans to appeal the verdict, as reported by the Associated Press.

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