Justice Department seeks 40-year sentence for Paul Pelosi attacker

Federal prosecutors are seeking a maximum sentence for the man who was convicted of breaking into former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and attacking her husband Paul with a hammer in 2022.

The Department of Justice filed a sentencing memorandum Friday in anticipation of next week’s sentencing of David DePape, saying he should be held in prison for 40 years for his crimes.

DePape was convicted in November for the Oct. 28, 2022, break-in and attack of Paul Pelosi.

Paul Pelosi, 84, suffered a skull fracture and was hospitalized for six days. The attack was captured on police body camera footage by officers who responded to the scene.

Federal prosecutors contend that the crime was an act of terrorism and that DePape should get more than the guidelines.

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