A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted David DePape, 42, after he allegedly broke into San Francisco’s Pelosi residence on Oct. 28 and violently attacked the Speaker of the House. by Nancy Pelosi husband.
DePape is accused of attacks Paul Pelosi during an alleged break-in at the House Speaker’s residence, saying he was “fed up with the insane level of lies coming out of Washington, D.C.,” and intended to take Nancy Pelosi hostage, according to reports court documents.
Following the attack, which happened shortly after 2am, Paul Pelosi was taken to a local hospital for surgery to repair a fractured skull in addition to other injuries.
DePape is charged with one count of assaulting an immediate family member of a U.S. official with intent to retaliate against the official for the performance of his official duties and a count of attempted kidnapping of a US official for the performance of official duties. functions.
If convicted, DePape faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for the assault charge and 20 years for the attempted kidnapping charge.
DePape pleaded not guilty to state-level charges during a November 1 court hearing, including attempted murder, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. , among others.
After Paul Pelosi called 911, officers responded within minutes and “encountered Paul Pelosi and DePape struggling with a hammer,” according to the Justice Department.
When officers told the men to drop the hammer, DePape then took control of it and used “full force” to hit Paul Pelosi, according to the indictment.
Paul Pelosi was knocked unconscious for several minutes and woke up in a “pool of blood”, the documents say.
The indictment says 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 to officials.
Paul Pelosi has since returned from hospital and said “it’s going to be a long time”.