During the holidays it’s statistically been proven that crime rates increase. Its unfortunate that no one is exempt from these tragedies. Paul Pelosi was robbed on October 28. The suspect broke into the Pelosi San Francisco home and attacked 82 year old Paul Pelosi.
The suspect entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to all state charges during his initial appearance in San Francisco court.
In addition, David DePape, 42, is facing a litany of state charges, including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said Monday. These charges are in addition to the federal charges DePape faces, which include assault and attempted kidnapping.
A Statement Was Given By Pelosi’s Spokesperson Drew Hammill
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi. The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation. Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
Even so, DePape waived his right to a hearing within 10 days at his arraignment Tuesday, and Judge Diane Northway set a hearing for November 4 in San Francisco Superior Court to set a date for the preliminary hearing and bail setting.
Subsequently, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins stated that based on DePape’s statements, it appears the attack was “politically motivated.”
Hammill issued a statement saying Paul Pelosi is expected to make a full recovery. Additionally, it should be noted that Nancy Pelosi was not in San Francisco at the time of the attack. Hammill later provided an update saying that Paul Pelosi was admitted to the “Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where he underwent successful surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands.”