Paul Pelosi Released From Hospital One Week After Being Attacked

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
November 4, 2022California
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Paul Pelosi Released From Hospital One Week After Being Attacked
Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi attend the 23rd Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at The Kennedy Center in Washington on April 24, 2022. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Paul Pelosi was released from a hospital in San Francisco about one week after he was attacked inside his home, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), his wife, announced late Nov. 3.

Paul Pelosi, 82, was transported to the couple’s house Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.

“Paul remains under doctors’ care as he continues to progress on a long recovery process and convalescence. He is now home surrounded by his family who request privacy,” she said.

Doctors at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital had been treating Paul Pelosi since Oct. 28, the day a man broke into the Pelosi residence and “violently assaulted” the elderly man, according to local and federal authorities.

David DePape, 42, has been identified as the suspect.

DePape struck Paul Pelosi with a hammer at least once in the presence of police officers, who had responded to a 911 call from Paul Pelosi.

Authorities have so far refused to release the call or body camera footage from the responding officers.

The assault left Paul Pelosi with a skull fracture and “serious injuries” to his right arm and hands, according to Nancy Pelosi’s office and the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. He underwent emergency surgery at the hospital.

DePape was disarmed and arrested. He’s facing charges including attempted murder. He faces up to life in prison if convicted. He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday.

DePape is in the country illegally, U.S. officials said.

Paul Pelosi has not spoken publicly since the attack.

Paul Pelosi told a police officer in the ambulance while being taken to the hospital that he had never seen DePape before and recounted DePape asking about his wife. Paul Pelosi called 911 from the bathroom after asking DePape for permission to use the bathroom, according to a court filing from the district attorney. During the call, Paul Pelosi said that he did not know who DePape was while DePape described himself as “a friend” of the family.

Dispatch audio indicated that it was Paul Pelosi who said DePape was a friend.

Paul Pelosi spoke to officers again on Oct. 30, telling them that the hammer DePape used did not belong to the Pelosi family.

Nancy Pelosi said her family is thankful “for the beautiful outpouring of love, support and prayers from around the world” and grateful to first responders and medical personnel who responded to the scene and helped to treat and care for her husband.

Paul Pelosi received “excellent and compassionate life-saving treatment” after the assault, she said.

From The Epoch Times

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