Pittsburgh synagogue shooter could face the death penalty after being indicated on 44 counts

Rodolfo Vieira
Nov 01, 2018
09:39 A.M.

Robert Bowers, the man responsible for killing 11 people during the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting could face the death penalty.


The 46-year-old has been charged Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in a 44-count indictment accusing him of federal hate crimes.

As reported by The Washington Post, Bowers's actions were considered to be 'incomprehensibly evil and utterly repugnant' by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Bowers, from Baldwin, Pennsylvania, walked into the Tree of Life synagogue with the intention of taking as many lives as possible, yelling 'All Jews must die' while opening fire over the crowd.

According to the authorities, the shooter was armed with Glock .357 handguns and a Colt AR-15 rifle and was driven by nothing more than pure hatred.



Now Bowers faces charges of attempting to kill others exercising their religious beliefs, as well as charges related to civil rights due to injuring four police officers who tried to intervene.

Although the Justice Department has indicated that the death penalty process will be initiated, it will still need to be reviewed by lawyers who specialize in capital cases.



The victims of the synagogue massacre were mostly elders, with ages ranging from 54 to 97 years old. As for Bowers, it has been reported that he compared Jews to Satan and used offensive slurs when referring to women who were romantically involved with black men.

So far, it isn't certain whether the 46-year-old is cooperating with the investigators but he reportedly continued making racist and threatening remarks towards Jews at the hospital.



Every life is sacred and deserves respect, and a person's religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation or overall life choices shouldn't be used a ammunition to attack them.

Recently, a man named Bryant Goldbach received death threats after dressing his son as Adolf Hitler for a Halloween event. Plus, Bryant also wore a Nazi soldier uniform himself.

Goldbach confessed that he didn't expect to receive such backlash and apologized, even though he claimed that he didn't believe that the costumes would be considered offensive.

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