RELIGION: Pretrial hearing scheduled in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

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PITTSBURGH, (AP) — A federal courtroom in Pittsburgh will host an evidentiary hearing in the case against a truck driver from western Pennsylvania accused of murdering 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue three-years ago.

Federal attorneys and prosecutors for Robert Bowers will be present at the pretrial hearing before U.S. district Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.

Authorities claim that Bowers, 49, of Baldwin (Pennsylvania), killed 11 and injured seven others at the Tree of Life synagogue in October. 27, 2018. This is the most serious attack on Jews in America. History.

Investigators claim that Bowers opened fire on worship services at the Tree of Life synagogue, shooting an AR -15 rifle as well as other weapons. Eight men and three women were killed. After a tactical police team located him, they shot him.

Bowers is facing more federal charges than 60, which include hate crimes violations and obstruction of religious belief, as well as the use of firearms during a crime or violence. Bowers has pleaded guilty. He faces a possible death penalty if convicted.

Three distinct congregations, Tree of Life, Dorhadash and New Light, were holding Sabbath services at different locations of the large building in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel hill neighborhood when the attack occurred.

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