Synagogue Shooter Arraigned
The nineteen year-old accused of opening fire at a California synagogue over the weekend was scheduled to face arraignment Tuesday afternoon.
ABC News reports authorities had scheduled John T. Earnest to appear in ciurt Tuesday afternoon to face a set of charges including murder.
Prosecutors say day after purchasing an assault rifle, John Earnest allegedly stormed a Passover service at the Chabad of Poway near San Diego.
Grieving family and friends gathered Monday as sole fatality Lori Gilbert-Kay, 60, was laid to rest. The rabbi of the synagogue credits Ms. Gilbert-Kay with taking a bullet meant for him, and saving his life.
The family of the suspected gunman spoke out, saying, "to our great shame, he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries."
The three wounded victims included an eight year-old girl.
The FBI said the accused shooter had posted a threatening message on social media just prior to the Saturday shooting in the San Diego suburb of Poway.
[Source: ABC News]