Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty
Synagogue shooting suspect, Robert Bowers, entered court Thursday and pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial.
This is Bowers’ second court appearance since the shooting that killed 11 at the Tree of Life synagogue. He is facing up to 44 federal charges, 32 of which are punishable by the death penalty. Eleven of the charges deal with obstruction of religious beliefs resulting in death, among others.
Days of funeral processions for the victims have occurred this past week and the nation and Jewish community in the city grieve.
Bowers uploaded a post on social media targeting the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society accusing them of letting in “invaders… that kill our people.”
President Trump expressed the “support of the American people” in a statement read by Sarah Sanders on Monday. On Saturday, he claimed that an armed guard would have aided in preventing the attack.