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Man Who Invaded Nancy Pelosi’s Home Apologizes for Attacking Her Husband

David DePape, who was convicted of federal crimes for breaking into the residence of Nancy Pelosi two years ago and beating her husband with a hammer, apologized on Tuesday for the attack and expressed remorse, as a judge briefly considered a more lenient prison sentence.

“I should have left the house when I learned Nancy Pelosi wasn’t there,” he said. “I will never do anything violent like that ever again.”

Mr. DePape made his comments in a federal courtroom in San Francisco, where the judge in the case reopened his sentencing proceedings, two weeks after initially sentencing Mr. DePape to 30 years in federal prison.

Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley realized after imposing the sentence that she had erred by doing so without first asking Mr. DePape whether he wished to make a statement. Judge Corley brought the parties back to court on Tuesday to give Mr. DePape the chance to speak.

The judge appeared unmoved by Mr. DePape’s apology. After hearing from him on Tuesday, she once again gave Mr. DePape a 30-year sentence, the maximum allowed by law.

Mr. DePape was convicted in November of two federal crimes: attempted kidnapping of a federal officer and assault on an immediate family member of a federal official.

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