A federal grand jury indicted David DePape on Wednesday after he allegedly broke into Pelosi's San Francisco residence on Oct. 28 and violently attacked Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
DePape is charged with assault and attempted kidnapping for attacking Paul Pelosi during an alleged home invasion of the House Speaker's residence, claiming he was “fed up with the insane level of lies coming out of Washington, DC” and intended to take Nancy Pelosi hostage , according to court documents.
The first accusation carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, while that of attempted kidnapping can carry up to 20 years, because the victim is a relative of a government representative, according to the Justice Department in a statement.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was attacked in San Francisco on October 28 when he was at the family home. The assailant burst into the house shouting “Where is Nancy?” , although the Democratic congresswoman was in Washington DC at the time
The husband of the Speaker of the House was seriously injured by the impact of a hammer and had to be taken to hospital, where he underwent an operation for a skull fracture and various serious injuries to his right arm and wrists were treated. hands.
A week after the attack, Paul Pelosi was released from the hospital and has since recovered at home.
DePape, of Canadian origin and who was in the United States illegally, forced his way into the Pelosi residence through the back door and, once inside, went to the bedroom, where Paul was sleeping.
The aggressor was arrested at the house after the victim herself called the police.
At the scene of the crime, the Police found a roll of tape, a white rope, a second hammer -in addition to the one used in the attack-, a pair of rubber and cloth gloves and cable ties.