Vertiv Introduces New Single-Phase Uninterruptible Power Supply for Distributed Information Technology (IT) Networks and Edge Computing Applications in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)Read more Students from JA Zimbabwe Win 2023 De La Vega Global Entrepreneurship AwardRead more Top International Prospects to Travel to Salt Lake City for Seventh Annual Basketball Without Borders Global CampRead more Rise of the Robots as Saudi Arabia Underscores Global Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Aspirations with DeepFest Debut at LEAP23Read more Somalia: ‘I sold the last three goats, they were likely to die’Read more Merck Foundation and African First Ladies marking World Cancer Day 2023 through 110 scholarships of Oncology Fellowships in 25 countriesRead more Supporting women leaders and aspirants to unleash their potentialRead more Fake medicines kill almost 500,000 sub-Saharan Africans a year: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reportRead more Climate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports International Organization for Migration (IOM) over ‘life and death’ issueRead more United Nations (UN) Convenes Lake Chad Countries, Amid Growing Regional CrisisRead more

US House Speaker’s husband’s alleged attacker charged with assault, attempted kidnapping

show caption
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) takes measurements around Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's home after her husband Paul Pelosi was assaulted with hammer inside their Pacific Heights home early morning on October 28, 2022 in San Francisco, California, United States. (Tayfun Coşkun - Anadolu Agency)
Print Friendly and PDF

Nov 01, 2022 - 03:12 AM

HOUSTON, United States (AA) – The man accused of plotting to abduct US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and striking her husband in the head with a hammer was charged with two federal counts on Monday.

David DePape, 42, was charged with attempted kidnapping and assault by the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.

According to the criminal complaint, authorities said DePape “was prepared to detain and injure Speaker Pelosi when he entered the Pelosi residence in the early morning” last Friday at the Pelosi’s San Francisco home.

Police said DePape was carrying zip ties, tape, rope, and at least one hammer.

The complaint goes on to explain that when Paul Pelosi told DePape his wife “would not be home for several days,” DePape “reiterated that he would wait.”

In addition, “DePape also later explained that by breaking Nancy’s kneecaps, she would then have to be wheeled into Congress, which would show other Members of Congress there were consequences to actions,” the complaint continued.

Police said when they told DePape to drop the hammer, “DePape allegedly gained control of the hammer and swung it striking (Paul) Pelosi in the head.”

DePape faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted; 20 years for the attempted kidnapping charge and 30 years for the assault charge.

He also faces state charges which are expected to be handed down on Monday.

Paul Pelosi remained in the intensive care unit at a San Francisco hospital, according to reports.

MAORANDCITIES.COM uses both Facebook and Disqus comment systems to make it easier for you to contribute. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. All comments should be relevant to the topic. By posting, you agree to our Privacy Policy. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, name-calling, foul language or other inappropriate behavior. Please keep your comments relevant and respectful. By leaving the ‘Post to Facebook’ box selected – when using Facebook comment system – your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the Facebook comment box to report spam or abuse. You can also email us.