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Pittsburgh Shooting: US Attorney Scott Brady seeks death penalty against suspect

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 29 Oct 2018, 08:19:32 AM
Pittsburgh Shooting: Seeking approval of death penalty against suspect Robert Bowers, says US Attorney Scott Brady

New Delhi:

US attorney Scott Brady in Pittsburgh says he is seeking approval for the death penalty against shooting suspect Robert Bowers. Brady says he has begun the process to get Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ approval as required by law to pursue a capital case against Bowers.

Earlier, in a statement US Attorney's Office of the Western District of Pennsylvania said that the gunman has been slapped with 29 counts of federal crimes of violence and firearms offenses. This is the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in recent US history. The charges against shooter Robert Bowers include 11 counts of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death; and 11 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder during a crime of violence.

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"The crimes of violence are based upon the federal civil rights laws prohibiting hate crimes," the statement said.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf described the shooting incident as a tragedy. "The shooting in Pittsburgh this morning is an absolute tragedy...These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans. My thoughts right now are focused on the victims, their families and making sure law enforcement has every resource they need," he said.

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"We cannot accept this violence as normal," Wolf said.      

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First Published : 29 Oct 2018, 08:11:53 AM