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Jury gives death penalty in Tree of Life trial

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Sarah Cutshall | Visual Editor
Flowers, candles and chalk drawings outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Robert Bowers, the man who killed 11 Jewish people and wounded six at the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre on October 27, 2018, has been sentenced to death by a jury after a two month trial. 

Bowers was found guilty on all 63 federal counts he was charged with on June 16, 22 of which held open the option of the death penalty. 

The jury debated for around 10 hours before unanimously handing down the decision. 

Bowers will officially receive the sentence on Thursday August 3rd, and he will be sentenced for the remaining 41 charges that are not covered by the death penalty. 

About the Contributor
Ryleigh Lord, News Editor
Ryleigh Lord is the head news editor at The Pitt News. She is a junior history and English writing major with an Irish minor. She also contributes to the culture desk, mostly to talk about the shows and movies she loves. In her free time, she's usually cheering on Arsenal WFC despite their best efforts to break her spirit. You can contact her at [email protected]