Read 113 Federal Charges in Indictment Against Suspected Poway Synagogue Shooter - NBC 7 San Diego

Read 113 Federal Charges in Indictment Against Suspected Poway Synagogue Shooter

One member of the congregation was killed and the rabbi and two other people were injured in the shooting at Chabad of Poway

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    Federal Grand Jury Indicts Suspected Poway Synagogue Shooter

    The man accused of the deadly Poway synagogue shooting was indicted of 113 federal charges. NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia has the new developments. (Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019)

    The suspect behind a deadly shooting at a Poway synagogue and arson at an Escondido mosque has been indicted of 113 federal charges -- including four new charges brought against him by a grand jury for allegedly discharging a firearm during crimes of violence.

    John Timothy Earnest, 19, faces multiple criminal counts including murder and attempted murder - both with a hate-crime special circumstance and gun allegations - as well as arson of a house of worship.

    Earnest is being tried separately and simultaneously for state and federal charges, including murder that is classified as a hate crime. Tuesday’s indictment references federal charges brought against him.

    At the end of April, Earnest appeared in state court and pleaded not guilty. On May 14, Earnest made his first appearance in federal court, where he also pleaded not guilty.

    Read about the investigation leading up to the new charges here.

    Below is the full indictment released by federal authorities on Tuesday.

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