Pelosi Attacker Left in Limbo Amid Sentencing Issues

( – A sentence has been handed down to the man who attacked the husband of Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). However, an error on the judge’s part has put the sentencing in limbo until the new hearing on May 28.

44-year-old David DePape broke into the Pelosi family home on October 28, 2022, with the intention of kidnapping Pelosi and holding her hostage. However, she was not home at the time. DePape then demanded that Paul Pelosi tell him where his wife was before threatening to wait until she returned.

Pelosi managed to call 911 at 2:23 am, shortly after the break-in, and left the line open. He attempted to speak in code during his altercation with DePape. It took police eight minutes to respond. They immediately opened the door and found the two men struggling with a hammer, which DePape ultimately used to strike Pelosi in the head. Police then tackled and detained the intruder.

Both men were rushed to the hospital. Pelosi had to undergo surgery for a fractured skull. He was 82 at the time of the incident, prompting additional state charges for violence against a senior citizen.

DePape was handed a 30-year prison sentence by Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. The sentence follows a guilty verdict reached by a jury in November 2023. His charges included assaulting a relative of a federal official and planning to kidnap a government official. Prosecutors were pushing for a 40-year prison sentence.

DePape received a 20-year sentence for one charge and 30 for another, but they will be served simultaneously. Additionally, he received 18 months of credit for time he’s already spent in jail.

However, Judge Corley issued a court filing over the weekend following Depape’s sentencing, admitting she had not allowed the defendant the opportunity to make a statement prior to sentencing — a right he is entitled to by law. As of this writing, a new hearing will be held on May 28 to address the issue.

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