PA - 11 killed, 6 injured in mass shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue, 27 Oct 2018.

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  1. YESorNO

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    Lawyer: Synagogue massacre suspect wants plea deal

    May 23, 2019

    "PITTSBURGH — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre still wants to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, his lawyer said Thursday.

    Judy Clarke told a judge she hopes the case against Robert Bowers can be resolved without a trial. The 46-year-old truck driver wasn’t in court....

    Prosecutors in Pittsburgh have previously indicated their intent to seek the death penalty against Bowers, but a final decision rests with the U.S. attorney general.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Rivetti said Thursday the death penalty review process is ongoing. He said the government won’t discuss plea negotiations in open court. Both sides met on May 9...."

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    That plea bargain needs to be rejected as it sends the wrong message to future politically driven rampagers:

    "If you are middle aged, frustrated and angry at life, you can spread and incite hate propaganda, then murder 11 innocent people. You will then spend the latter part of your life in a cell where you can communicate with like minded individuals and enjoy the infamy of being a "warrior" for the "cause".

    Rather, the message sent needs to be: "You will be put into a hole from which you cannot enjoy your noteriety. You will then be executed- preferably sooner rather than later."
     
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    Lawyers for synagogue massacre suspect allege FBI meddling

    May 30, 2019

    "(AP) - Lawyers for the man accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue say the FBI has been discouraging witnesses from talking to the defense, undermining the suspect's right to a fair trial.

    Robert Bowers' lawyers said in court documents that at least one witness got in touch with the defense — exchanging multiple emails over several weeks — but abruptly canceled a planned meeting after the FBI frowned on it.

    The defense said the FBI delivered the same message to other witnesses.

    "The FBI may have included some ... acknowledgment of the witnesses' right to talk to the defense, while at the same time ensuring that no witness would actually exercise that right by conveying the misleading message that doing so could compromise the government's case," Bowers' lawyers wrote....

    The defense filing did not name the witnesses whom the FBI allegedly instructed not to speak with Bowers' lawyers. The defense plans to file a separate document under seal that will provide more specifics about the allegation.

    Bowers' lawyers identified "potential victim impact witnesses" as being among the witnesses whom the FBI might have discouraged from talking to the defense. They noted that Department of Justice protocol is to seek the views of the victims' family on a potential death penalty prosecution. Prosecutors have not made a final decision on whether to seek capital punishment."

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