Federal prosecutors reject Pittsburgh synagogue shooter’s request for re-trial

PITTSBURGH — Federal prosecutors rejected the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter’s request for a re-trial after he was sentenced to death.

>> Pittsburgh synagogue shooter appeals death sentence; seeks acquittal, new trial

Robert Bowers killed 11 worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in October 2018. He was convicted in June 2023.

>> Judge formally sentences Pittsburgh synagogue shooter to death

The claim said that his jury was not diverse enough and that they were not properly instructed.

It also claimed Bowers should not be convicted of a hate crime.

>> Explainer: How will the death penalty appeal process work in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting case?

The government said the claim either recycled old arguments or raised new issues improperly.

Mental health resources are available at 1027healingpartnership.org for anyone for whom this brings up difficult feelings. As always, call 911 to report threats.

Download the FREE WPXI News app for breaking news alerts.

Follow Channel 11 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch WPXI NOW