David DePape has been found guilty of attacking Paul Pelosi, husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
A federal jury found that DePape entered the Pelosi home attempting to harm and kidnap Nancy Pelosi on Oct. 28, 2022. Then-Speaker Pelosi was in Washington, D.C., at the time.
In the course of events, DePape, 43, attacked Paul Pelosi, 83, with a hammer, striking him several times with a large hammer. Paul Pelosi was hospitalized for six days.
RTM previously reported that multiple anomalies are associated with the case. DePape’s son, Nebosvod “Sky” Gonzalez, 19, claims his father was “framed” and that the account brought forward by prosecutors does not “make any sense.”
DePape took the stand in his own defense on Tuesday. In statements some suggested evidenced mental illness, DePape spoke of conspiracy theories and shared “outlandish things about multiple people,” including Nancy Pelosi, according to the Washington Examiner.
Reportedly, DePape claimed he was influenced by “right-wing” podcasts and YouTube channels, “often listening to them for hours.”
DePape testified: “At that time I was biased against [former President Donald] Trump, but there’s, like, truth there,” he said through tears. “So, if there’s truth out there that I don’t know, I want to know it.”
The trial took less than a week. The jury found DePape guilty of using a dangerous weapon, attempted murder, attempted kidnapping of a federal official, assault on the immediate family member of a federal official and breaking and entering.
DePape apologized to Paul Pelosi, who testified at the trial, during his testimony on November 14.
“He was never my target and I’m sorry he got hurt,” DePape said. “I reacted because my plan was basically ruined.
DePape added that he wanted President Biden to pardon him “so we can move forward as a country.”
The New York Post reported that DePape could face life in prison for his crimes.
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