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David DePape, the man who attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer, received a maximum of 30 years in prison after a federal judge admitted to making an error during his initial sentencing by not allowing him to speak. DePape expressed remorse for his actions, acknowledging that he should have left when he realized Nancy Pelosi was not home. The new sentencing came after U.S. Attorney Ismail Ramsey highlighted DePape’s lack of remorse and contrition for the attack. The Pelosi family released a statement expressing pride in Paul Pelosi’s courage for saving himself during the attack and testifying in the case.

DePape, who considered Nancy Pelosi evil, was convicted of attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault on the immediate family member of a federal official. Prosecutors had requested a 40-year prison term, but he was ultimately resentenced to 30 years. Paul Pelosi stated in a victim impact statement that his life has been permanently altered since the attack. During the trial, DePape admitted to breaking into the Pelosi home with the intention of holding Nancy Pelosi hostage and injuring her if she lied to him. He also confessed to attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer when police arrived at the scene.

The resentencing of David DePape came after a federal judge admitted to a mistake in not allowing him to speak during his initial sentencing hearing. Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley expressed regret for the oversight and allowed DePape to make a statement before his new sentence was handed down. DePape broke down while reading a prepared statement, expressing remorse for hurting Mr. Pelosi and acknowledging that he was not in a good state of mind during the attack. The new sentencing of 30 years reflects the seriousness of the crime and DePape’s lack of remorse for his actions.

The Pelosi family provided a brief statement after DePape’s original sentencing, expressing gratitude for the support and prayers they have received during Paul Pelosi’s recovery. They commended Paul Pelosi for his bravery during the attack and in testifying in the case. DePape’s admission of intending to harm Nancy Pelosi and his violent actions against Paul Pelosi demonstrate the severity of the attack and its impact on the Pelosi family. The case has shed light on the dangers faced by public officials and their families, as well as the importance of accountability for violent crimes.

DePape’s conviction for attempted kidnapping and assault on a federal official highlights the seriousness of the attack on the Pelosi family. The prosecution’s request for a 40-year prison term underscores the gravity of the crime and its impact on the victims. DePape’s admission of planning to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage and assaulting Paul Pelosi with a hammer reveals the disturbing nature of his intentions and the violence he carried out. The resentencing to 30 years in prison reflects the court’s recognition of the severity of the crimes committed by DePape and the need for accountability for his actions. The Pelosi family’s statement emphasizes the courage and resilience demonstrated by Paul Pelosi during and after the attack, as well as the importance of community support in times of crisis.

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