Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue shootings pleads not guilty

Suspect faces multiple charges stemming from Pittsburgh synagogue shootings

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.

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