Trial for accused gunman in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre slated to start


The suspect in a 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre is set to go on trial today in the nation's deadliest anti semitic attack. The federal trial of Robert Bowers comes four and a half years after the shooting deaths of 11 worshipers from three congregations meeting at the tree of life synagogue. Bowers could face the death penalty if convicted of some of the 63 counts he faces. These include 11 counts, each of hate crimes resulting in death. Prosecutors have said Bowers made anti semitic comments at the scene of the attack and online. The trial follows a monthlong jury selection process, Bowers a truck driver from a Pittsburgh suburb, offered to plead guilty in return for a life sentence, but prosecutors turned him down. I'm Julie Walker

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