SF DA Charges Alleged Pelosi Attacker With Attempted Murder

The charge by the San Francisco district attorney follows the Justice Department charging defendant with assault and attempted kidnapping.

  • San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins added several additional charges against the accused attacker beyond attempted murder – including residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.
  • The accused, David DePape, allegedly broke into the Pelosi household in San Francisco seeking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A 911 dispatcher later contacted the authorities and sent them to the home after interpreting Paul Pelosi’s “coded” words through an open line. During the incident, Pelosi was struck with a hammer.
  • Jenkins took office earlier this year after she quit working for progressive former San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and backed a successful recall effort against him.
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