The gunman who opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 and wounding seven others, will be sentenced to death, a federal jurors decided Wednesday.
The tragedy, nearly five years ago, was the most heinous antisemitic attack in U.S. history.
For months before the attack, the gunman, Robert Bowers, posted incessantly on social media about his hatred of Jewish people and immigrants. Armed with an AR-15 and other weapons, he barged into the Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018.
The jury will now deliver its verdict to U.S. District Court Judge Robert Colville, who is bound to impose the death penalty against the gunman.
Jurors had to reach a unanimous decision to impose the death penalty or else the gunman would have received life without the possibility of parole.