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Prosecutors seek 40 years in prison for man who attacked Pelosi's husband: NPR

David DePaap on December 13, 2013 in Berkeley, California.

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SAN FRANCISCO—Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence a man to 40 years in prison for breaking into former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home to take hostages and attacking her husband with a hammer.

san francisco chronicle report Prosecutors made the request ahead of David DePaap's sentencing hearing, saying he has shown no remorse for the October 2022 attack.

“There is nothing in the defendant's history or character that warrants leniency,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. “The defendant admitted – and certainly bragged – that he knew what he was doing.”

Depape is was convicted last year Charges of attempted kidnapping of a federal employee and assault on a relative of a federal employee. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday.

Days before the midterm elections, the attack on then-82-year-old Paul Pelosi, captured on police body camera footage, shocked the political world.

DePaap admitted in trial testimony that he broke into the Pelosis' home with the intention of taking the speaker hostage and “breaking his kneecaps” if he lied. He also admitted to beating Paul Pelosi with a hammer after police showed up at his home and said plans to end what he viewed as corrupt government policies were falling apart.

Defense attorneys said Depape was motivated by political beliefs and obsessed with conspiracy theories.

Nancy Pelosi was not home at the time of the attack. Paul Pelosi suffered two wounds to his head, including a skull fracture, which was repaired with plates and screws and will remain with him for the rest of his life. His right arm and hand were also injured.

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David DePaap on December 13, 2013 in Berkeley, California.

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David DePaap on December 13, 2013 in Berkeley, California.

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SAN FRANCISCO—Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence a man to 40 years in prison for breaking into former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home to take hostages and attacking her husband with a hammer. san francisco chronicle report Prosecutors made the request ahead of David DePaap's sentencing hearing, saying he has shown no remorse for the October 2022 attack. “There is nothing in the defendant's history or character that warrants leniency,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. “The defendant admitted – and certainly bragged – that he knew what he was doing.”

Depape is was convicted last year Charges of attempted kidnapping of a federal employee and assault on a relative of a federal employee. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday. Days before the midterm elections, the attack on then-82-year-old Paul Pelosi, captured on police body camera footage, shocked the political world. DePaap admitted in trial testimony that he broke into the Pelosis' home with the intention of taking the speaker hostage and “breaking his kneecaps” if he lied. He also admitted to beating Paul Pelosi with a hammer after police showed up at his home and said plans to end what he viewed as corrupt government policies were falling apart. Defense attorneys said Depape was motivated by political beliefs and obsessed with conspiracy theories. Nancy Pelosi was not home at the time of the attack. Paul Pelosi suffered two wounds to his head, including a skull fracture, which was repaired with plates and screws and will remain with him for the rest of his life. His right arm and hand were also injured.

https://www.npr.org/2024/05/13/1250854035/prosecutors-request-sentence-depape-pelosi Prosecutors seek 40 years in prison for man who attacked Pelosi's husband: NPR

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