Federal Prosecutor Scott Brady said he intends to obtain the approval of the attorney General Jeff and Roman sessions in regard to the execution of 46-year-old Robert Bowers, accused in a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
October 27 Bowers, armed with a rifle AR-15 and three pistols Glock caliber 357, went into the synagogue Tree of Life and opened fire on the audience at the naming ceremony for children. As a result, 11 people were killed and 6 injured, including 4 law enforcement officers. Age of victims ranges from 54 to 97 years.
According to the indictment, after a shootout with police, Bowers said one of the members of the SWAT team that wants to «kill Jews» because «they commit the genocide of his people.»
His posts in social networks contain similar anti-Semitic statements, including the description of his profile on Gab reads: «Jews — the children of Satan.» But a few hours before the shooting, he accused the Jewish aid society immigrants (HIAS) to «attract the invaders who are killing our people.»
29 Bowers is facing Federal charges related to the obstruction of the freedom of religion and the use of firearms to commit murder. He is also accused of 11 counts of murder, 6 points of aggravated assault and 13 paragraphs of intimidation based on ethnicity.
The mayor of Pittsburgh bill Peduto called «October 27 darkest day in the history» of the city.
«The Jewish community is the main pillar that an integral part of Pittsburgh, the mayor said. We had previously knocked down, but we were always able to get up again, because we stick together».
Today (29 otapa) White house, wrote on Twitter that the flag at the presidential residence at half-mast because «the nation mourns the victims of the shooting in the synagogue Tree of Life in Pittsburgh».
The American flag is flying at half-staff above the White House as our Nation grieves the victims of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/BioWCe1a0c
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 29, 2018
As reported the press Secretary of the President’s administration tomorrow (30 October) Donald trump and the first lady will visit Pennsylvania to honor the memory of the victims.