Justice Served: Pittsburgh Synagogue Gunman Sentenced to Death for 2018 Massacre, Killing 11 Worshippers

The attacker, who killed 11 worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, A 12-member federal jury on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the Pittsburgh Synagogue Gunman, Robert Bowers should be executed for the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The 50-year-old was convicted of 63 counts, including 11 counts of obstruction of the free exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death.

The jurors found that Bowers’s attack was motivated by his hatred of Jewish people, and that he chose the Tree of Life synagogue because its location in one of the largest and most historic Jewish communities in the US meant he could “maximize the devastation, amplify the harm of his crimes, and instill fear”.

They also found that Bowers, who had expressed strong anti-Semitic views online beforehand, lacked remorse. He carried an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle and three Glock handguns during the attack.

At a news conference on Wednesday, most families of those killed in the attack  as well as survivors said they were relieved at the verdict.