David DePape Convicted on All Charges for Paul Pelosi Attack

David DePape Convicted on All Charges for Paul Pelosi Attack

David DePape has been convicted on five state charges related to the 2022 hammer attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi. The California jury found DePape guilty of first-degree burglary, false imprisonment of an elder, threatening a family member of a public official, aggravated kidnapping, and preventing or dissuading a witness by force or threat. The jury deliberated for 11.5 hours over three days before reaching the verdict.

Last month, DePape was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for assaulting a family member of a federal official and attempting to kidnap another federal official. The attack, which resulted in Paul Pelosi sustaining a skull fracture and other injuries, was captured on police body-camera video. DePape could now face a possible life sentence without parole in California state prison. His public defender, Adam Lipson, had argued that the state trial constituted double jeopardy following DePape's federal conviction, but the state charges proceeded regardless.

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