Presumptive date set for Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial
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Oct. 27 shootingTrial update

Presumptive date set for Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial

Jury selection to begin April 24

The Tree of Life building was the site of a deadly shooting on
Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo by Adam Reinherz)
The Tree of Life building was the site of a deadly shooting on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo by Adam Reinherz)

The trial of the man accused of murdering 11 Jews in the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27, 2018, will likely begin on April 24, 2023, pursuant to an order by Judge Robert J. Colville, the federal judge presiding over the case.

In his Sept. 19 order, Colville said it is anticipated that voir dire — the process of selecting a jury — will begin on April 24, and the trial will commence immediately following the completion of voir dire.

“Counsel and the parties are advised of this date in advance so as to allow for the clearing of personal and professional calendars such that the parties and counsel are prepared to proceed with the voir dire process beginning April 24, 2023, (the preceding juror summons and
questionnaire process) and, of course, trial to its conclusion,” the Court’s order read.

If the trial begins on April 24, more than four years will have passed since the massacre. Prosecuting attorneys have accused the defense of employing various delay tactics throughout the litigation process. PJC

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