DePape Convicted in Pelosi Assault Case

( – David DePape was formally convicted on November 16 in a San Francisco Court on federal crimes. Authorities accused him of breaking into the house of Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi in 2022 and assaulting him with a hammer. As reported by different media outlets, Nancy Pelosi was serving as the Speaker of the House in Washington, DC, at the time of the attack.

The trial concluded after five days and 8 hours of deliberations. DePape, who is 43 years old, is currently awaiting sentencing. According to different reports, he could spend several decades behind bars. Paul Pelosi testified on the trial and described numerous details about the incident.

The evidence against the 43-year-old man was so strong that his lawyers didn’t contest it. Videos from the police body cameras of the officers who responded to the attack at the Pelosi house were shown to the jury. DePape also admitted his crimes from the witness stand to the police. The argument presented by his attorneys instead was that their client’s criminal actions, which included the violent assault against Paul Pelosi and illegally breaking and entering into his house, didn’t amount to federal crimes.

The lawyers also argued that while DePape was intentionally targeting the house of Nancy Pelosi, he wasn’t politically motivated as he didn’t commit these crimes because of her actions as the House Speaker. They pointed out that the 43-year-old man did “what he did” because he believed in different conspiracy theories and wanted to “take down” some “liberal elites.” DePape’s attorneys added that he thought that people “like Pelosi” represented a “threat” to American liberty.

According to the New York Times, the Pelosi family published a statement about the case and noted that they are “very proud” of Paul Pelosi because of the way he kept his composure. The family added that he showed “extraordinary” courage on the night “of the attack” in 2022 and in the courtroom.

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