DOJ requests 40-year sentence for man who assaulted Paul Pelosi

The Department of Justice is requesting a 40-year sentence against the man who broke into the Pelosis‘ home and assaulted Paul Pelosi with a hammer.

David DePape was previously convicted by a jury of not only assaulting Paul Pelosi but also attempting to kidnap then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Prosecutors argued that a sentence of 40 years in prison was needed to assure elected officials that they wouldn’t live in fear.

In this image taken from a San Francisco Police Department body-camera video, the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, right, fights for control of a hammer with his assailant, David DePape, during a brutal attack in the couple’s San Francisco home, on Oct. 28, 2022. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)

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