Accused in the shooting in the synagogue of Pittsburgh has pleaded not guilty

A man accused of the shooting in the synagogue of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), in which 11 people were killed, pleaded not guilty.

This statement 46-year-old Robert Bowers made today, November 1, in the Federal court. He did not admit his guilt on any of the 44 charges, including crimes motivated by hatred.

As told by witnesses, Bowers was brought to the court with a bandaged hand. (He was wounded during a shootout with police in Pittsburgh.) According to them, the accused was kept «confident and arrogant».

He answered the judge’s question that he understood the charges against him (and the fact that some of them can lead to the death penalty), and then declared his innocence and demanded a trial by jury.

The hearing took place in that time, Pittsburgh was buried 3 more shooting victims in the synagogue. The city said goodbye to the 86-year-old Sylvan Simon, his 84-year-old wife Bernice and 65-year-old Richard Gottfried.

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Recall that 6 people during the shooting at the synagogue were wounded, among them 4 policemen.

Prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty for Bowers.