Man who attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer is found guilty

The man who attacked Nancy Pelosi‘s husband with a hammer in the couple’s San Francisco home was found guilty in federal court this Thursday, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Aside from attacking Paul Pelosi, David DePape also reportedly planned to kidnap Nancy Pelosi.

The jury of 10 men and two women spent a day deliberating the two federal charges before reaching their verdict, concluding a high-profile and, at times, bizarre trial that lasted only four days.

DePape sat quietly beside his attorneys as the verdict was read, but did not outwardly react to the decision.

The case consumed the nation for more than a year, with former President Trump and conservative commentators using the attack to rile up their far-right base and swipe at the Democratic congresswoman, raising broader concerns over political violence and the safety of public officials and their families.

The jurors reached their decision even with the defense’s claims that DePape, 43, was motivated not by violence, but by a network of political conspiracy theories he harbored against Democrats and other public figures and elected officials.

He faces up to a combined 50 years in prison.

Read the full report over at the Los Angeles Times.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.