Robert Bowers Tree of Life Trial Day 5

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OF FEDERAL COURT. BRIAN. MICHELLE, good morning. AND THE PROPOSAL HAVE TAKEN SO MANY EVIDENCES IN THIS ONE WEEK TOO. MISCELLANEOUS PICTURES, BODY CAM VIDEO PARTS AND OTHERS. But on the last day of the week, testimony day, the jury heard testimonies from several police officers who had responded that day, including the first officer to be at the synagogue. THIS WAS OFFICER MICHAEL SMIDGA AND HIS PARTNER. THEY WERE THE FIRST TWO ON THE TREE OF LIFE. He testified about his encounter with Robert Bowers. He said he heard a shot go past his own head that described a series of shots in a row. His partner was shot in the hand. SMIDGA HAD CAUGHT WILL SPRAY HER FACE. THE JURY SAW IMPRESSIVE PICTURES IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE TRIAL. On the first day this prayer book with bullet holes was shown. TREE OF LIFE. RABBI JEFFREY MYERS TESTIFIED THAT HE KEEPED THE BOOK BECAUSE IT IS A QUOTE OF THE HORRORS OF THAT DAY. Pictures emerged later in the week showing shattered windows in the front door of the synagogue in Squirrel Hill. IN THIS CLASSROOM THERE ARE BULLET HOLES IN THE WALLS, DEBRIS AND SAMPLE CASES ON THE FLOOR AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. JUST A SMALL, SMALL PORTION OF WHAT WAS SHOWN DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF PERRINE’S TEST AND THE SECOND WEEK SET TO START LATER THIS MORNING. LIVE REPORTING FROM THE FEDERATION

The second week of testimony begins Monday in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial. Robert Bowers is accused of killing 11 Jewish believers from three communities in 2018. So far, prosecutors have questioned 21 people. The jury saw impressive pictures in the first week of negotiations. On the first day, a prayer book with bullet holes was shown. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life testified that he kept the book “because it bore witness to the horrors of that day.” Then, later in the week, pictures showed bullet holes in the front door of the Squirrel Hill Synagogue. Action News 4 reporter Bob Mayo in Pittsburgh tweets live from federal courthouse. Follow his coverage below. WARNING: Some of the testimonies may be graphic. Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial: See previous coverage below They face Bowers. Bowers, 50, of Baldwin, is on trial for the Oct. 27, 2018 shooting at the Tree of Life, or L’Simcha, congregation building. Two other congregations, the New Light Congregation and the Congregation Dor Hadash, also held Shabbat services in the building during the attack. Prosecutors have not said how many more witnesses they will call before letting their case rest.

The second week of testimony begins Monday in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial.

Robert Bowers is accused of killing 11 Jewish believers from three communities in 2018.
So far, prosecutors have questioned 21 people.

The jury saw impressive pictures in the first week of negotiations. On the first day, a prayer book with bullet holes was shown.

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers testified that he kept the book “because it bore witness to the horrors of that day.”

Then, later in the week, pictures showing bullet holes in the front door of Squirrel Hill Synagogue.

Action News 4 reporter Bob Mayo in Pittsburgh tweets live from federal courthouse. Follow his coverage below. WARNING: Some statements may be illustrative

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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: See previous coverage below.

On Friday, first responders reported their reaction at the scene and a shooting that saw many of them confront Bowers.

Bowers, 50, of Baldwin, is on trial for the Oct. 27, 2018 shooting at the Tree of Life, or L’Simcha, community building. Two other congregations, the New Light Congregation and the Congregation Dor Hadash, were also celebrating Shabbat services in the building during the attack.

Prosecutors have not said how many more witnesses they will call before dropping their case.

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