The man who was arrested for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and other crimes.
The 46-year-old man suspected of murdering 11 and wounding six more was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. The man, who is not being named by The Daily Wire to avoid giving him publicity, was charged with 44 counts of “murder, hate crimes, obstructing the practice of religion and other crimes,” according to the Associated Press.
The charges carry a potential death penalty, which federal prosecutors have indicated they plan to seek.
This was the suspect’s second federal court appearance since the massacre at Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday. Police said the man yelled “All Jews must die,” before opening fire on the congregation, who were gathered for weekly Shabbat services. The gunman allegedly “raged against Jews” after the shooting, the AP reports.
U.S. Attorney Scott Brady told the AP after the suspect’s indictment that “today begins the process of seeking justice for the victims of these hateful acts.”
The suspect remains in prison without bail.
Funerals for the victims of the shooting began Tuesday and will continue through the week.