In 2018, Americans were horrified to learn about a shooting that took place in a Pittsburgh synagogue. A gunman entered the house of worship and ended up killing 11 people, wounding two, and wounding five police officers.
The event was the worst anti-Semitic attack, during a time when such actions were on the rise.
A man was arrested and charged with 63 criminal counts. The case deciding his fate stretched on for a long time. It’s been five years since the evil day–and the jury had previously ruled him guilty. And now, we are learning this man will face the ultimate price for his crime.
The gunman who stormed a synagogue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and killed 11 worshippers will be sentenced to death for perpetrating the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history…
The same federal jury that convicted the 50-year-old Bowers on 63 criminal counts recommended Wednesday that he be put to death for an attack whose impacts continue to reverberate nearly five years later. A judge will formally impose the sentence later.
The man responsible for the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history has been sentence to death. The same jury that convicted him on 63 federal charges recommended the death sentence. This comes after the Biden administration formerly suspended capital punishment.
But federal prosecutors recommended the death sentence, considering the severity of the man’s actions. According to prosecutors, the shooter reloaded his firearm twice and even stepped over the bodies of his bleeding victims to search for more people to shoot. He only surrender to police when he ran out of bullets.
The case was marked by the testimonies of the victim’s families and surviving victims. The shooter targeted elderly worshippers as well as two mentally disabled brothers. Even during the trial, he showed no remorse for his actions.
As terrible as this event was, justice has been done. A nation that wants to survive must uphold its law and order. When evil strikes, we must respond with truth and justice.
So that something like this will never happen again.
- The man behind the 2018 synagogue shooting was sentenced to death.
- The shooter was convicted of 63 counts related to the heinous crime.
- This event was the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.