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Gunman in 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre gets death penalty

Convicted Pittsburgh synagogue gunman Robert Bowers. Photo: Twitter @krassenstein

A gunman, Robert Bowers who killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh in June 2018 has been sentenced to death by a US federal jury.

The ruling needed a unanimous vote from the 12-member jury for the sentence to be imposed. Prosecutors had asked the jury to vote for the death penalty.

The same jury found the man guilty of all 63 charges stemming from the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue.

The verdict was delivered to US District Court Judge Robert Colville on Wednesday.

Judge Colville is now expected to impose the jury’s ruling.

BBC reports that the jury reached the decision on its second day of deliberations.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu