Tuesday, July 16, 2019

(JNS) John Earnest, the 19-year-old suspect in Saturday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway in Southern California, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and hate-crime charges.

Earnest showed no emotion in San Diego County Superior Court as Judge Joseph Brannigan denied the suspect bail, calling him “an obvious and extraordinary risk to public safety.”

Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of life without parole or the death penalty, despite California’s moratorium on capital punishment.

 

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