Feds Seeking Approval to Pursue Death Penalty for Synagogue Shooting Suspect

Feds Seeking Approval to Pursue Death Penalty for Synagogue Shooting Suspect

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U.S. Attorney Scotts Brady states federal prosecutors are seeking approval to pursue the death penalty against Pittsburg synagogue shooting suspect, Robert Bowers. Attorney Scott says he already began the process to get Attorney general Jeff Sessions’ approval as required by law to pursue a capital case against Robert.

Multiple search warrants have been previously issued in the investigation of Robert, who is a long-haul trucker who worked as an independent contractor. Authorities responded to the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue wounded Robert and arrested him. Robert is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon for a hearing.

The shooting took place at a synagogue in Pittsburg where 1 people were killed, including a married couple, two brothers and 97-year-old woman authorities stated Sunday. The victim’s names were released Sunday morning by the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office, just one-day after Robert open fired during a weekly service at the synagogue.

Source: WITN

Written By: Fantasia Harvey

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