Just released police body camera video shows moments David DePape attacked Paul Pelosi at his# San Francisco home
— Bigad Shaban (@BigadShaban) January 27, 2023
David DePape, accused of bludgeoning U.S. Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi with a hammer at the couple’s San Francisco mansion last year, was found guilty of the charges in a federal court Thursday.
DePape was convicted of two charges: attempting to kidnap a federal official and assaulting an immediate family member of a federal official with intent to retaliate against the official for performance of their duties.
There was no visible reaction from DePape as the jury’s decision was announced in the courtroom. The jury deliberated for about eight hours before coming to their verdict.
“In America, people are free to believe whatever they want and engage in passionate political debate,” said U.S. Attorney Ismail Ramsey outside the courtroom. “This guilty verdict on all counts sends a clear message, that regardless of what your beliefs are, what you cannot do is physically attack a member of Congress or their immediate family for their performance of their job.”