Criminal Law

Suspect in Paul Pelosi Attack Takes the Stand to Testify in His Own Defense

The man who broke into former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home last year unexpectedly testified in his own defense Tuesday, delivering rambling explanations for the hammer attack on her husband — an act he said he regrets because they had “a good rapport.”

Defense lawyers for David DePape have conceded their client broke into the Pelosi home in Pacific Heights on Oct. 28, 2022, and hit Paul Pelosi with a hammer.

DePape has pleaded not guilty to attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault on the immediate family member of a federal official.

Read the source article at NBC News

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