Pittsburgh synagogue shooter gets death penalty


August 11, 2023

The street in front of the Tree of Life-Or L'Simcha synagogue is lined with memorials to the 11 murdered on Oct. 27, 2018.

(JNS) - A Pittsburgh jury agreed unanimously last Wednesday that Robert Bowers, 50, should be put to death for killing 11 Jewish worshippers at Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018.

The judge will formally sentence the convicted killer on Aug. 3.

"As we collectively process the jury's decision today, what should always be top of mind is the memory of the 11 people murdered in a synagogue while at prayer by a cold-blooded hater of Jews," said the American Jewish Committee.

"Ultimately, what is of most significance is not how the shooter will spend the end of his lif...

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