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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Potential jurors for Robert Bowers trial will arrive next week

PITTSBURGH — Potential jurors for the Robert Bowers trial will begin arriving at the federal courthouse in Downtown Pittsburgh on Monday morning.

They’ve been summoned to appear to fill out juror questionnaires to determine if they can serve on the jury.

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Twelve jurors and a handful of alternates will be selected to hear the case against Bowers.

He’s accused of the anti-Semitic shooting attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill in 2018 that left 11 people dead.

If Bowers is convicted, he could get the death penalty.

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There will be two sessions for potential jurors every day next week, one at 9 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m.

Security will escort them into the courtroom and they’ll be given instructions on how to fill out the questionnaires. They’ll also be introduced to the prosecutors and defense attorneys. Then they’ll be taken to a secure private room in the federal courthouse to fill out those questionnaires.

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The court will use those juror responses to narrow down the jury pool.

Actual jury selection is set to start on April 24.

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