Latest Pittsburgh synagogue massacre News

Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate 2018 synagogue attack

Sep. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate last year's deadly shooting at a synagogue, Jewish leaders say returning to the synagogue remains a priority. While there is no set time frame, "it is indeed our goal we will one day return to Tree of Life," said Tree of Life's Rabbi Jeffrey Myers,...

Judge orders release of far-right extremist in gun case

Sep. 13, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly in Washington, D.C., sentenced 31-year-old Jeffrey...

Governor to take Tree of Life mezuzah to Holocaust memorials

Sep. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visits Holocaust memorials in Lithuania and Poland, he will carry the mezuzah that was on the office door of Rabbi Jeffrey Myers when a gunman burst into Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue last year and killed 11 people. Wolf said Friday that he...

Feds recommend 10-month sentence for extremist in gun case

Sep. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday recommended a 10-month prison sentence followed by 3 years of supervised release for a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Jeffrey Clark Jr....

Death penalty filing in synagogue massacre brings opposition

Aug. 28, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

The decision by federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synagogue was made despite opposition from some of the people most affected by the massacre. The filing made this week by the U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh disappointed Dor...

Feds seek death penalty in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Aug. 26, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors want a man accused of killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue to face a death sentence. The U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh filed a notice of intent Monday to seek the death penalty against 46-year-old Robert Bowers in last year's attack. The government filing...

Sides agree to extension in synagogue massacre case

Aug. 12, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for the man charged with killing 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year have agreed to a 120-day extension in the case. The sides met briefly in federal court in Pittsburgh on Monday to review the status of Robert Bowers' prosecution. The defendant...

New massacres a jolt for clergy who coped with past attacks

Aug. 5, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

As Americans reel from back-to-back massacres in Texas and Ohio, religious leaders who have experienced violence in their houses of worship are venting their anger at the persisting violence and trying to help their congregants persevere. At the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a gunman killed 11...