In case, you have been a regular reader of news headlines, you must have heard about a case involving the husband of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, and David DePape. Recently, the accused propelled into the limelight as he was found guilty in the case. David DePape is the current trending topic on the internet because his parents said that they have not seen him in nearly 20 years. Who are David DePape’s parents? If you are still unversed in David DePape and his case, this article will let you know everything about him. So be sticky with this page and go through the article till the end. Drag down the page and take a look below.
Who Are David DePape’s Parents?
David DePape was found guilty on two counts of charges related to a violent attack on the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi at his house in San Fransico. Reportedly, this violent incident took place in 2022 in the couple’s home. Meanwhile, David DePape was found guilty on two counts and convicted on one count of assault on the family member of a federal official after the court determined that David DePape used a dangerous weapon in the attack and the second count of attempted kidnapping a federal official.
The charges against David DePape could face a maximum sentence of 30 years and 20 years on the count of assault and attempted kidnapping charges, respectively. The jury announced its verdict after the high-profile testimony from David DePape and Pelosi. Talking of the violent attack, took place in October 2022 when shockwaves of threats against federal officials, were sent through Washington to raise concern over violence. Shift to the next section and read more about David DePape.
A spokesperson for former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said the California lawmaker and her family are grateful for the outpouring of prayers. The media representative of Nancy Pelosi further added that Paul Pelosi showed extraordinary composure and courage in the courtroom. Aaron Bennett, the spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi’s family said “Given the ongoing state court proceedings,” the Pelosi family will not be giving further comment.
During the trial, the prosecutor said that David DePape broke into the house of Nancy Pelosi in a bid to kidnap the federal official Nancy Pelosi to hold her hostage and attacked Paul Pelosi. The defendant first claimed that her client attacked Paul but his motive for the attack was not the same. Jodi Linker, the defendant argued, “This case here is about the why, the why matters. This case is about whether David acted because of, on account of, Nancy Pelosi’s duties as a member of Congress. He didn’t,” Linker had argued to the jury. “And he only struck Paul Pelosi in a quick moment of despair because the police arrived and his larger plan was thwarted.”
David DePape is currently 42 years of age and he was convicted of attacking a federal official and attempting to kidnap a federal official. Speaking of his parents, David is the adopted son of Gene DePape and his ex-wife who adopted him. Reports have claimed that David’s adoptive parents separated in 1993 and he stayed with his father Gene till 1999. When David attacked Paul Pelosi, his father said that he had not seen him in nearly 20 years. Although he described David as a gentle and kind child. David’s father Gene DePape was shocked when he knew that his son attacked a federal official. According to his adopted parents, David last interacted with his parents in 2003 for a dinner. Stay tuned to this website.