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Alleged Pittsburgh Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

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November 1, 2018
Police and emergency vehicles are deployed near the vicinity of the home of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers’ home in Baldwin borough, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 27, 2018. REUTERS/John Altdorfer



Robert Bowers, who has been indicted for murdering 11 Jews and wounding several others at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, is pleading not guilty to the charges.

Bowers reportedly walked into the courtroom confidently on Thursday, where one of his attorneys, Michael Novara, announced the not-guilty plea. Novara said it was “typical” at this point in the proceedings to enter in a not guilty plea.

The alleged gunman faces 44 charges in the indictment against him, including hate crime charges; federal prosecutors are seeking a death penalty sentence for Bowers.

Funerals were held for three more victims on Thursday: Bernice and Sylvan Simon and Dr. Richard Gottfried.

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