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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Trial

The guilt phase of the federal trial of Robert Bowers began Tuesday, May 30, in Downtown Pittsburgh. Bowers was accused of killing 11 Jewish worshippers — members of the Tree of Life, New Light and Dor Hadash congregations — on Oct. 27, 2018.

What you need to know

  • On June 16, a jury found Bowers guilty of more than 60 federal charges, including hate crimes, obstruction of religious belief, and using a firearm during a violent crime.
  • The verdict represents the conclusion of the first phase of Bowers' trial in U.S. District Court. A second phase will take place to determine whether he will be sentenced to death.
  • WESA reporters Oliver Morrison and Julia Zenkevich are covering the trial and providing regular updates.