Paul Pelosi, husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, took the stand Monday within the trial of David DePape, the person who brutally attacked him with a hammer within the couple’s San Francisco dwelling final 12 months.
During the proceedings, Pelosi recalled being bludgeoned through the Oct. 28, 2022 assault in the course of the evening.
“The door opened and a very large man came in with a hammer in one hand and some ties in the other and he said, ‘Where’s Nancy’ as I think that woke me up,” he stated. “I’m asleep and he bursts in the door and that woke me up.”
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Pelosi, 83, who stated he did not set the house’s safety alarm, was left with a fractured cranium and critical accidents to his proper arm and arms.
Federal prosecutors say DePape smashed his shoulder going by a glass panel on a door at the back of the Pelosis’ Pacific Heights mansion and confronted a sleeping Paul Pelosi, who was carrying boxer shorts and a pajama prime.
“Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?” DePape requested, standing over Paul Pelosi round 2 a.m. holding a hammer and zip ties, in accordance with courtroom information. Nancy Pelosi was in Washington and beneath the safety of her safety element, which doesn’t prolong to members of the family.
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Paul Pelosi referred to as 911 and two law enforcement officials confirmed up and witnessed DePape strike him within the head with a hammer, knocking him unconscious, authorities stated. Prosecutors confirmed jurors police physique digital camera footage of the assault.
DePape, 43, has pleaded not responsible to tried kidnapping of a federal official and assault on the speedy member of the family of a federal official with intent to retaliate in opposition to the official for efficiency of their duties.
Federal prosecutors introduced ahead an FBI agent who collected the electronics DePape was carrying, a U.S. Capitol police officer who watches the surveillance cameras on the Pelosis’ dwelling and one other who has protected Nancy Pelosi since 2006, and a Bay Area Rapid Transit police sergeant.
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DePape’s protection legal professionals have stated he obtained caught in conspiracy theories that led him to consider the nation was being run by corrupt leaders. Prosecutors stated he had been planning to assault the Pelosi dwelling for months.
He faces as much as life in jail if convicted.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.