Paul Pelosi’s Attacker’s Sentencing Hearing to be Reopened

Following the judge’s refusal to grant the defendant permission to speak, a federal judge is going to restart the sentencing hearing for the man who broke into the San Francisco home of Nancy Pelosi and attacked her husband with a hammer.

David DePape was given the maximum sentence for the attempted kidnapping of Nancy Pelosi (20 years) and the attack on Paul Pelosi (30 years) on October 28, 2022, by District Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley on May 17th. All of the punishments would be executed at the same time.

Corley, on the other hand, said in a court document that was submitted over the weekend that she made a mistake when she did not provide DePape with the option to make a statement prior to his sentencing, as is required by law. The new hearing date is on May 28.

The prosecution claimed that DePape’s legal team was against the new hearing.  The judgment was challenged by DePape’s defense counsel not long after Friday’s sentence.

DePape was found guilty of attempts to abduct a government official and the abuse of a member of that person’s immediate family in November 2023.  A 40-year jail sentence was the recommendation of the prosecution.

Police body camera footage of the assault on Paul Pelosi (82) went viral in the political world in the days leading up to the 2022 midterm elections. He had two wounds to the head, one of which was an injury to the skull that required plates and screws. Injuries to his right hand and arm were also noted.

DePape is a Canadian who arrived in the United States more than twenty years ago. According to Corley, DePape is now being held by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he is scheduled to be deported after he has completed his sentence.