New charges for Pittsburgh Synagogue shooter

Local News

The man accused of killing 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue is now facing new charges.

Courtney Brennan reported.

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice said a grand jury is charging Robert Bowers with additional federal hate crimes and firearm offenses.

Bowers now faces a 63-count indictment in last October’s massacre.

He has already plead not guilty to the original charges.

In addition to the 11 people killed, two worshippers were critically injured. Twelve other congregants were able to escape unharmed.

22 of the counts Bowers now faces carry a maximum penalty of death.

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