Paul Pelosi attacker resentenced to 30 years after judiciary error

The attack occurred in October 2022 at Pelosi's San Francisco home

Published: May 28, 2024 3:18pm

Updated: May 28, 2024 3:22pm

The man who attacked the husband of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at his San Francisco home with a hammer was resentenced to 30 years in prison on Tuesday after a judiciary error sentenced him to 20 years.

The attack occurred in October 2022. He has now been sentenced to 20 years for the attempted kidnapping of Speaker Pelosi and 30 years for the attempted murder of Paul Pelosi. 

The sentences will both be served concurrently.

Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley did not allow the attacker, David DePape, the opportunity to speak before his sentencing on May 17.

"It's completely on me,," she told him in court. "I'm truly sorry for my mistake."

DePape decided to speak and apologized for the attack in court on Tuesday. 

"I'm sorry for what I did," he said. "Especially what I did to Paul Pelosi. I should have just left the house when I realized Nancy Pelosi wasn't home. I feel horrible about what I did to Paul."

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