Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue shootings pleads not guilty
The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue has pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges which could put him on death row.
Robert Bowers was arraigned one day after a grand jury issued a 44-count indictment charging him with murder, hate crimes, obstructing the practice of religion and other crimes.
It was his second brief appearance in a federal courtroom since the weekend massacre at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
Authorities say the 46-year-old Bowers raged against Jews during and after the rampage.
It was the deadliest attack on Jews in American history.
Funerals for the victims are being held all week.