Court will sentence Robert Bowers for 2018 attack that killed people, after he was convicted on 63 criminal counts

The shooter behind the deadly 2018 antisemitic attack that killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue may face the death penalty, a federal grand jury concluded on Thursday.

The verdict, five years after the devastating mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue, now means the court will sentence Robert Bowers either to life imprisonment or death by capital punishment. Federal prosecutors argued that Bowers, who had spent months planning the attack and has since said he regretted not killing more people, met the standard that he had an intent to kill.

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