Pelosi’s Attacker Gets 30 Years for Hammer Attack – Again

( – David DePape, convicted of attacking House Speaker Emerita and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, has been resentenced to 30 years in prison.

DePape’s sentencing was reopened due to an error made by Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley during his May 17th sentencing. Though prosecutors noticed and notified the court that afternoon, the error led to an appeal being filed by DePape’s lawyers.

Before Corley sentenced DePape to serve 30 years for assaulting Paul Pelosi with a hammer and a concurrent sentence of 20 years for attempted kidnapping, Corley failed to allow DePape to address the court, a requirement for federal criminal procedures. DePape was found guilty of the federal charges of kidnapping and assault related to the Oct. 28th, 2022, attack on Paul Pelosi in November 2023. The attack left Paul Pelosi hospitalized for six days with a skull fracture and other injuries.

Corley apologized to DePape, saying she is “truly sorry for my mistake” during his May 28th resentencing, adding, “It’s completely on me.” She noted she would “carefully consider anything” said by DePape when “determining a sentence that is appropriate.”

DePape was then allowed to speak, apologizing specifically to Paul Pelosi, stating he feels “horrible about what I did to Paul.” He added that he should have left when he learned Nancy Pelosi was not home. He noted that his phone call from jail to an area television station after he was arrested was a “stupid immature call.”

Though Corley gave DePape the same sentence as before, she noted that she took into account that DePape does not have a criminal history. However, she said the sentencing was due to the severity of his crimes and that the sentence needs to set a precedent.

DePape is also facing charges of assault, burglary, and attempted murder at the state level. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges, and a hearing for the trial was held on May 29th.

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