A federal grand jury indicted David DePape, 42, on Wednesday after he allegedly broke into the Pelosi’s San Francisco residence on Oct. 28 and violently attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband.
DePape is accused of attacking Paul Pelosi during an alleged break-in at the House speaker’s residence, stating that he was “sick of the insane f—ing level of lies coming out of Washington, D.C.,” and intended to take Nancy Pelosi hostage, according to court documents.
As a result of the attack, which happened shortly after 2 a.m., Paul Pelosi was taken to a local hospital to undergo surgery to repair a skull fracture in addition to other injuries.
DePape is charged with one count of assault upon an immediate family member of a U.S. official with the intent to retaliate against the official on account of the performance of official duties and one count of attempted kidnapping of a U.S. official on account of the performance of official duties.
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 court hearing on Nov. 1, which include attempted murder, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse, among others.
After Paul Pelosi called 911, police officers responded within minutes and “encountered Paul Pelosi and DePape struggling over a hammer,” according to the Department of Justice.
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