SF DA Charges Alleged Pelosi Attacker With Attempted Murder

The charge by the San Francisco district attorney follows the Justice Department charging defendant with assault and attempted kidnapping.
FILE - Paul Pelosi, right, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, follows his wife as she arrives for her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 17, 2022. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, was “violently assaulted” by an assailant who broke into their San Francisco home early Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, and he is now in the hospital and expected to make a full recovery, said her spokesman, Drew Hammill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

At a glance

  • San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins added several additional charges against the accused attacker beyond attempted murder – including residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.
  • The accused, David DePape, allegedly broke into the Pelosi household in San Francisco seeking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A 911 dispatcher later contacted the authorities and sent them to the home after interpreting Paul Pelosi’s “coded” words through an open line. During the incident, Pelosi was struck with a hammer.
  • Jenkins took office earlier this year after she quit working for progressive former San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and backed a successful recall effort against him.

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