Paul Pelosi Attacker Resentenced To 30 Years In Prison

The man who attacked the husband of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at his home was resentenced to 30 years in prison on Tuesday, following an unusual second go at the hearing after a judicial error.

David DePape was initially sentenced in May to 20 years in prison for the October 2022 attempted kidnapping of Speaker Pelosi and 30 years for the attempted murder of her husband, Paul Pelosi, to be served simultaneously.

Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley did not allow DePape to speak before the hearing for the purpose of mitigating his sentence, an error that forced Corley to hold a second hearing for the sentencing Tuesday.

Paul Pelosi barely survived the attack, during which he was hit in the head multiple times with a hammer. DePape initially planned to kidnap the then-Speaker, though she was not home.

DePape apologized Tuesday, but Corley gave him the same 30-year sentence.

“I’m sorry for what I did,” he said, adding that he felt horrible and never meant to hurt Pelosi and that he should have left the house when he realized the former speaker was not there.

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