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No jurors selected yet in federal trial of 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

The exterior of the Federal Courthouse in Pittsburgh
Gene J. Puskar
This is the Federal Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh on Monday April 24, 2023.

On today’s episode of The Confluence:

  • Jury selection continues in the capital murder trial of the man accused of shooting and killing 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue on October 27, 2018. WESA’s Oliver Morrison reports that so far, no jurors have been selected. (0:00 - 6:01) 
  • We discuss how courtrooms and judges can better help those with autism when they interact with the judicial system. Judge Jennifer McCrady, who sits on the Court of Common Pleas, tells us what accommodations Allegheny County courtrooms have made, and how they’re sharing these tools with courtroom staff. (13:30 - 22:30) 

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