Wife of Synagogue Massacre Survivor: No Death Penalty

Wife of Synagogue Massacre Survivor: No Death Penalty
(Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
The capital murder case against the perpetrator of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting is dragging on; the Poway shooter who committed his synagogue attack six months later has already received a sentence of life in prison without parole. This week’s two-day evidentiary hearing was filled with testimony from police officers recounting antisemitic comments made by the shooter at the synagogue and in the ambulance on the way to the hospital where he was treated after his murderous rampage. Whether or not this evidence will be admissible, and much else in the case, remains an open question. Yet one thing is certain: pursuing the death penalty would not get us closer to justice.
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