The New York Times reports:
A jury on Thursday convicted David DePape of federal crimes for breaking into the San Francisco home of Nancy Pelosi and beating her husband with a hammer in an attack last year that raised fears of political violence ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
The jury reached its decision after deliberating for roughly eight hours following a trial that lasted four days.
Mr. DePape, a solitary figure who once lived under a tree in a Berkeley, Calif., park, became obsessed with right-wing conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and QAnon, and seemingly embraced the dehumanizing language about Ms. Pelosi that conservative pundits and politicians had used for years.
Read the full article. DePape faces a life sentence.
BREAKING: A federal jury has found David DePape, the man accused of attacking former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer, guilty on charges of attempted kidnapping and assault. https://t.co/8hdyNxET5Z pic.twitter.com/lft8uEx2X7
— ABC News (@ABC) November 16, 2023
David DePape has been found guilty of assaulting Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, at their California home. https://t.co/O9533S7KRh
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 16, 2023