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California man gets second life term for synagogue attack

John T. Earnest
Posted at 2:36 PM, Dec 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-28 17:36:55-05

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 22-year-old white supremacist has been sentenced to life in federal prison for killing a woman and injuring three others when he burst into a Southern California synagogue in 2019, adding to a life sentence he received three months earlier in state court.

John T. Earnest declined to speak in a courtroom full of victims, families and congregants on Tuesday.

In state court, his attorney said he wanted to speak but a judge refused, saying he didn’t want to give a platform for his hate-filled speech.