A little more than a year ago, the nation was stunned by an attack against Paul Pelosi, the husband of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
The alleged attacker, David DePape, was hoping to catch Nancy at home, but he had to settle for Paul.
After allegedly breaking into the home, Pelosi confronted DePape, even calling the police, who arrived just in time to see the attack.
The trial is now underway.
The video of the attack was pretty insane, actually.
Paul Pelosi opens the door for police, while in a struggle for a hammer he and DePape were holding.
Suddenly, DePape gets the advantage and starts to swing the hammer at Pelosi, which we later found out was several strikes to the head that fractured Pelosi’s skull.
Police were, however, able to get the hammer away from DePape before he killed Pelosi.
DePape’s attorneys have conceded that their client attacked Pelosi, which is backed up by a phone call that prosecutors played for the jury.
DePape stated, “I have an important message for everyone in America. You're welcome.” He then apologized, saying that he did not get “more of them.”
The court played videos of the attack, one of which we had not seen when the bodycam footage was released.
In that video, Paul Pelosi can be seen after the attack, with blood gushing from his head, which had the expected effect on court members as a collective “gasp” could be heard.
It was also revealed that DePape had done some internet searches on Nancy Pelosi before carrying out his attack, but he ended up picking a time when Nancy was not at home. It was also revealed that he found her address by searching Spokeo.
DePape’s defense attorneys are arguing that their client is not guilty because he was fighting to stop government corruption and the “abuse of children by politicians and actors.”
Something tells me they are not going to be very successful in their arguments.