Federal Prosecutors to Seek the Death Penalty for Synagogue Shooter
Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the suspect behind this weekend’s deadly assault inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; saying he should receive the ultimate penalty after murdering 11 people during his hate-filled massacre.
“Marc Raimondi, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, said the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania ‘has initiated the approval process’ to seek the death penalty for 46-year-old Robert Bowers,” writes Fox News.
“The ultimate decision regarding capital charges rests with the U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions,” Maimondi told Fox News in a statement.
According to prosecutors, Bowers entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood armed with multiple firearms; shooting indiscriminately during Saturday morning services.
Eleven people -eight men and three women- were killed during the rampage.
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