Update, Sunday, 11:45 a.m. ET: Robert Bowers has been charged with 11 state counts of criminal homicide, six counts of aggravated assault, and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation. He also was charged with 29 federal criminal counts, including obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs and using a firearm to commit murder. Obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs is a hate crime.
After surrendering, Bowers told a SWAT team member he wanted “all Jews to die” and that they “were committing genocide” to his “people.”
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Robert Bowers, the 46-year-old suspect in the mass shooting at an eastern Pittsburgh synagogue, is an outspoken and vicious anti-Semite and racist who frequently posted hate speech on social media, including hours before the attack on Saturday.