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US: 30 years for man who attacked Nancy Pelosi's husband

Update : 18 May 2024, 10:33

A US judge handed a 30-year prison sentence to the man convicted of breaking into Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home and attacking her husband with a hammer, in a bid to kidnap the then Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The crime, parts of which were caught on police bodycamera as officers intervened, made major waves in the US in the immediate run-up to the 2022 midterm elections. 

The 44-year-old David DePape was found guilty by jurors last November. 

Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley gave him two sentences, one of 20 years and another of 30, but they will run concurrently. His roughly 18 months already spent in custody will count towards the total. 

The proseuction had called for a 40-year sentence, the defense for 14 years, pointing to the man's prior clean criminal record and saying he had been going through a difficult period. 

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