Assault and attempted kidnapping charges filed against Paul Pelosi’s assailant

David DePape faces 20 to 30 years in prison for two felonies against Nancy Pelosi's husband.

A federal jury indicted Paul Pelosi's alleged attacker, David DePape, on two counts of assault and attempted kidnapping. DePape, who is as a "progressive activist," faces 20 to 30 years in prison, the maximum for the crime of assaulting a family member of a public official.

The motives for the aggression have not yet been clarified and the investigation is ongoing. The prosecution’s brief mentions information, such as the fact that Paul Pelosi did not know David DePape or that the alleged assailant told officers he was a "friend" of the couple.

The events occurred on October 28. The alleged assailant entered the Speaker's home and struck Paul Pelosi with a hammer. San Francisco police were tipped off and went to the home, where they found and arrested the alleged assailant.

On her Twitter account, Nancy Pelosi confirmed that her husband was released from the hospital and is recovering from the assault at home:

The Pelosi family is thankful for the beautiful outpouring of love, support and prayers from around the world. 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.