Posted by on October 28, 2018 10:36 am
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Categories: A-Featured Bigotry and Racism Terrorism

The Independent:

Robert Bowers, the man suspected of shooting 11 people dead at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, faces more than two dozen federal charges for murder, hate crimes and firearms offences.

The 46-year-old surrendered to police following the mass shooting at the Tree of Life building in the Jewish neighbourhood of Squirrel Hill.

US authorities made clear they believed the attack was motivated by religious hatred. Bowers is known to have held virulently antisemitic views.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

They include

  • 11 counts of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death;
  • 11 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder during a crime of violence;
  • 4 counts of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in bodily injury to a public safety officer; and
  • 3 counts of use and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.

It is possible that additional charges may be forthcoming.