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Published on June 22, 2024
David DePape Found Guilty on All Charges in State Trial for 2022 Attack on Paul Pelosi's San Francisco HomeSource: Google Street View

David DePape, the man who broke into the San Francisco home of Paul and Nancy Pelosi in 2022, has been found guilty on all charges in his state trial, CBS News San Francisco reported. This verdict follows DePape's earlier federal conviction, where he received a 30-year sentence for assaulting Paul Pelosi and attempting to kidnap the then-House Speaker Pelosi, conveying the severity of his actions.

The state jury unanimously convicted DePape of first-degree residential burglary, false imprisonment of an elder or dependent adult, threatening a family member of a public official, aggravated kidnapping resulting in bodily harm or death, and preventing or dissuading a witness by force or threat, despite his defence attorney Adam Lipson's argument that DePape has delved down the "rabbit hole of propaganda and conspiracy theories," according to a statement in CBS News.

According to a CNN report, Lipson also stated that DePape has been living a very isolated life, caught up in conspiracy theories and dealing with mental illness, as he plans to appeal the state's guilty verdict. San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins responded that the charges reflected DePape's criminal actions, as confirmed by the jury.

Aaron Bennett, the spokesperson for Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, expressed the Pelosi family's gratitude for the public support while emphasizing their awe at Paul Pelosi's bravery displayed throughout his recovery and testimony, actions that notably were part of a statement obtained by CBS News, the Pelosis have not further commented, and sentencing for DePape in this latest trial has yet to be scheduled.