(JTA) – The gunman who killed a woman and wounded three others at the Chabad of Poway told a 911 dispatcher he had done it because “the Jewish people are destroying the white race.”
Prosecutors described the call Thursday in announcing 109 hate crime and other charges against John T. Earnest, 19. The nursing student was subdued after opening fire at the synagogue near San Diego on April 27 and killing Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, and wounding an eight-year-old girl, her uncle and the rabbi.
U.S. Attorney Robert S. Brewer Jr. said the suspect could face the death penalty. [Read more…]