CALIFORNIA, November 3, 2022– the Canadian citizen who allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in the U.S. illegally, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
David DePape is facing numerous state and federal charges, including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Authorities said he broke into the Pelosi house Friday morning and struck Paul Pelosi with a hammer, fracturing his skull and injuring his arms and hand.
DePape, who remains in custody, pleaded not guilty.
Federal records said DePape came into the U.S. legally through Mexico in March.
Canadians who come to the U.S. for pleasure are usually able to stay for six months, but the Department of Human Services didn’t said when DePape’s deadline expired.
According to Speaker Pelosi, her husband is making progress and is expected to make a full recovery.
The suspect faces state charges of attempted murder, burglary elder abuse and more. He also faces federal charges.
Source: AP News reported the original story.