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Poway synagogue shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole


Last updated 10/8/2021 at 6:39pm

Jason Kurosu

City News Service

A young man who carried out a hate-motivated shooting at the Chabad of Poway that killed one woman and injured three other people was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 30, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

John Timothy Earnest, 22, pleaded guilty in San Diego Superior Court to murder and attempted murder charges for the April 27, 2019, shooting. He also pleaded guilty to an arson charge for setting fire to the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque in Escondido March 24, 2019.

In addition to life without parole, Earnest also received 137 years to life in prison, as s...

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