DePape Found Guilty In Paul Pelosi Hammer Incident

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OAN’s Abril Elfi 
5:02 PM – Thursday, November 16, 2023

David DePape has been found guilty for assaulting Paul Pelosi with a hammer last year. 


On Thursday, a federal jury found DePape guilty of the attack against Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when he hit the former Speaker’s husband with a hammer during a break-in at their home last year.

He now faces up to 50-years in prison.

The panel of 12 achieved unanimous verdicts after selecting from a pool of 15 jurors and alternate jurors made up of 12 males and three women. 

They deliberated for seven hours across two days. Around four and a half hours on Wednesday and two and a half hours on Thursday.

DePape now faces a maximum sentence of life in prison as he is still facing state charges as well, which include 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 or their relative.

The 42-year-old man stormed into the former Speaker of the House’s home in San Francisco back in October 2022 and assaulted her husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer when police arrived.

“Where’s Nancy?” DePape said, confronting Paul Pelosi before the 83-year-old could dial 9-1-1.

Bodycam footage from responding policemen shows a confused DePape opening the door with a hammer before raising it over Paul Pelosi’s head to smash him.

The former Speaker’s husband was then hospitalized and underwent surgery to fix a skull fracture and other injuries caused in the attack. 

DePape is reportedly due back in court on December 13th when a date for sentencing will be set. 

His next date in state court is November 29th.

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