Nancy Pelosi's husband's attacker sentenced to 30 years in jail | EUROtoday

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LThe attacker of Nancy Pelosi's husband, David DePape, was sentenced this Friday in San Francisco to 30 years in jail. The one who entered the house of the previous Democratic President of the House of Representatives in 2022, to “break her kneecaps”, had fractured the cranium of her husband, Paul Pelosi – then aged 82 – with a hammer.

Ahead of Friday's listening to, Nancy Pelosi requested the choose to impose “a very long” sentence for this assault “which had devastating effects on three generations” of her household. “Even today, 18 months after the intrusion and attack, the traces of blood and break-in are impossible to avoid,” she mentioned in paperwork seen by the San Francisco Chronicle every day, in keeping with the 'AFP.

A far-right podcast listener

The assault occurred a number of days earlier than the midterm elections, a day when Nancy Pelosi was in Washington and never at her dwelling in San Francisco. At the time, the chief of the Democrats in Congress was the third individual in state and was frequently the goal of conspiracy theories fueled by the far proper.

The trial additionally highlighted the profile of David DePape: a Canadian carpenter in an irregular state of affairs and with a solitary way of life, who was immersed in a world poisoned by disinformation earlier than taking motion. The 43-year-old recounted – generally in tears – how he turned an avid listener of far-right podcasts.

On social networks, he notably shared publications claiming that American elites had been corrupt and engaged in pedophilia, or that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from Donald Trump.

On the day of the assault, he broke into the couple's dwelling with a rope, gloves and duct tape. Paul Pelosi had managed to alert the police, who intervened on the final minute. The assault was filmed by the officers' pedestrian digicam.