David DePape, the 44-year-old man who broke into the Pelosi home and attacked Paul with a hammer, received 30 years in prison after being convicted of attempting to kidnap then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and committing assault.

Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley delivered the ruling Friday afternoon after jurors found the suspect guilty of the charges in November. Prosecutors had requested a 40-year sentence, but instead DePape received 20 years for one count and 30 years for another count, with the prison sentences to be served simultaneously.

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As Valuetainment previously reported, Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul was attacked in October 2022 in the middle of the night after DePape broke into his home. Police arrived around 2:30 am, and Pelosi was hospitalized, undergoing surgery to repair a skull fracture and various injuries to his arm and hands.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to VT.com for more updates.

Shane Devine is a writer covering politics and business for VT and a regular guest on The Unusual Suspects. Follow Shane’s work here.

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