John Ernst who in 2019 shot at the worshipers of a synagogue in San Diego, killing one and wounding three, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release. The judge did not agree to hear his statement: “I will not let him use the stage here to increase his exposure fireplace”
22-year-old John Ernest was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of being released for murder in a synagogue in San Diego on Passover Day 2019. Ernest arrived at the synagogue and fired a semi-automatic rifle at the worshipers. He killed one and wounded three others.
Killer John Ernst’s lawyer said Ernst wanted to testify before the judge, but the judge refused, saying he did not want the hearing “to become a political forum for white supremacist views.” The judge further said “I will not let him use the stage here to increase his exposure fireplace”.
Ernest confessed to all the charges filed against him, including murder, attempted murder and arson outside the mosque a month before the synagogue attack, he also admitted that the shooting and the fire were hate crimes.
Fifty-four people were inside a Chabad house in San Diego on Saturday when Ernest opened fire on April 27, 2019. Ernest admitted that he planned his attack for four weeks. The written statement also included an admission that he set fire to the mosque.
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Lori Gilbert-Kay, 60, was killed in the attack, and three others were injured, a Chabad emissary and the rabbi of the synagogue, Rabbi Goldstein, who lost a finger in the disaster, Almog Peretz and his niece, Noya Dahan, 8.