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California man gets second life term for synagogue attack

California Synagogue Shooter
Posted at 6:41 AM, Dec 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-29 09:43:46-05

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 22-year-old white supremacist has been sentenced to life in federal prison for killing a woman and injuring three others in a shooting at a Poway synagogue in 2019, adding to a life sentence he received three months earlier in state court.

John T. Earnest declined to speak in a courtroom full of victims, families, and congregants on Tuesday.

In state court, his attorney said he wanted to speak but a judge refused, saying he didn’t want to give a platform for his hate-filled speech.