Federal prosecutors filed 29 prices in opposition to the suspected shooter who killed no less than 11 folks on the Pittsburgh-area Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday morning, U.S. Lawyer for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott W. Brady announced late Saturday.
Robert Bowers faces 29 counts, together with 11 counts of use of a firearm to commit homicide and 11 counts of obstruction of the train of spiritual beliefs leading to loss of life. He was wounded on the scene after exchanging gunfire with regulation enforcement officers.
A number of folks, together with a number of cops, had been wounded within the assault.
Bowers posted on his Gab web page that “jews are the kids of devil” and reportedly shouted “all Jews should die” earlier than he opened fireplace Saturday.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpFour takeaways from Heitkamp and Cramer’s tense final Senate debate Obama takes jab at Trump: ‘Nobody in my administration got indicted’ Lawyer for mail bomb suspect’s family: ‘He found a father in Trump’ MORE condemned the assault as anti-Semitic and calling it an “assault on humanity.”
“This evil anti-Semitic assault is an assault on all of us, it’s an assault on humanity. It should require all of us working collectively to extract the hateful poison of anti-Semitism from our world. This was an anti-Semitic assault at its worst. The scourge of anti-Semitism can’t be ignored, can’t be tolerated, and it can’t be allowed to proceed…It should be confronted and condemned all over the place it rears its very ugly head,” he mentioned.
Vice President Pence additionally condemned the taking pictures whereas talking at an occasion in Las Vegas, saying, “There is no such thing as a place in America for violence or anti-Semitism.”
Trump mentioned the heinousness of the assault might warrant the loss of life penalty.
“By means of the centuries, the Jews have endured horrible persecution…And people searching for their destruction, we’ll search their destruction. And when you could have crimes like this, whether or not it’s this one or one other one on one other group, now we have to carry again the loss of life penalty,” he mentioned.
He additionally recommended an armed guard on the synagogue might have stopped the taking pictures.
“This can be a case the place if they’d an armed guard inside they’d have been capable of cease him instantly,” he mentioned.
When requested if all locations of prayer ought to have guards, Trump mentioned, “its definitely an possibility.”