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Paul Pelosi testifies about being attacked with a hammer at his San Francisco home

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Hammer Attack

Paul Pelosi provided a detailed account of the harrowing incident during which he was attacked with a hammer in his San Francisco residence, which he shares with former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Speaking for the first time publicly about the assault, Paul Pelosi described the shock he felt upon encountering an intruder standing at his bedroom door, and the subsequent blow to his head with a hammer.

He expressed, “It was a tremendous sense of shock to recognize that somebody had broken into the house and looking at him and looking at the hammer and the ties, I recognized that I was in serious danger, so I tried to stay as calm as possible.”

The incident occurred in the early hours of October 28, 2022, just days before the midterm elections. Prosecutors assert that the assailant, David DePape, attacked Paul Pelosi with the intent of kidnapping a federal official and retaliating against the official for the performance of their duties. DePape, however, has pleaded not guilty to these charges, contending that he believed he was taking action to combat government corruption, the erosion of freedom in the United States, and the abuse of children by politicians and actors.

During the trial’s second day, Paul Pelosi’s testimony shed light on the terrifying encounter. He disclosed that he had refrained from discussing the attack with anyone, including his family, due to the traumatic nature of the incident. Although their home had an alarm system with motion detectors, Pelosi explained that he didn’t activate it when he was alone, as his movements would trigger it.

Paul Pelosi recalled being awakened by the intruder, who demanded to know the whereabouts of Nancy Pelosi. He informed DePape that his wife was in Washington, to which DePape responded by stating his intention to tie him up while they awaited her return. The assailant continued to express his belief that Nancy Pelosi was a figure of importance who needed to be removed.

Prosecutors presented police body camera footage depicting Paul Pelosi on the floor, with paramedics attending to his injuries. His face and hands were visibly covered in blood. Pelosi later underwent surgery to address a skull fracture and injuries to his arm and hands.

The trial also featured testimony from FBI agents, U.S. Capitol police officers, and a digital forensics expert, along with evidence that DePape had been gathering items for the attack months in advance.

If found guilty, David DePape could face a life sentence. He also faces additional charges in state court, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, residential burglary, and other felonies.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hammer Attack

What happened during the attack on Paul Pelosi in his San Francisco home?

Paul Pelosi was attacked by David DePape, who broke into their home, stood at his bedroom door, and struck him with a hammer, causing injuries.

What charges does David DePape face in connection with the attack?

David DePape is facing charges of attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault on the immediate family member of a federal official with the intent to retaliate against the official for the performance of their duties.

What is the defense’s argument in DePape’s trial?

The defense argues that DePape believed he was taking action to combat government corruption, the erosion of freedom in the United States, and the abuse of children by politicians and actors, rather than intending to harm Paul Pelosi or retaliate against Nancy Pelosi’s official duties.

What injuries did Paul Pelosi sustain during the attack?

Paul Pelosi suffered a skull fracture and injuries to his right arm and hands during the attack.

What evidence has been presented during the trial?

The trial has featured evidence including police body camera footage, testimony from FBI agents, U.S. Capitol police officers, and a digital forensics expert. It was also revealed that DePape had been gathering items for the attack months in advance.

What potential consequences does David DePape face if convicted?

If convicted, David DePape could face a life sentence. He also faces additional charges in state court, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, residential burglary, and other felonies.

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4 comments

SeriousObserver November 14, 2023 - 9:14 am

The trial, tho, gotta see if this depape dude is guilty or not of those charges of attackin’ paul pelosi.

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LegalEagle November 14, 2023 - 12:25 pm

If depape gets convicted, he’s lookin’ at a serious sentence, life in prison and more charges. Gotta follow this case closely.

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InfoBuff November 14, 2023 - 2:33 pm

Wonder what evidence they got against depape, and if he really believed all that stuff he’s sayin’!

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CuriousMind November 15, 2023 - 1:47 am

What’s the deal with those inflatable unicorn costumes and crayons? Weird items for an attacker to have.

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