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Lawyers agree extension to case for man charged over Pittsburgh massacre

Man accused of killing 11 Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue gets 120 extra days before facing justice

Flowers surround Stars of David as part of a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue to the 11 people killed during worship services Saturday Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Flowers surround Stars of David as part of a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue to the 11 people killed during worship services Saturday Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Prosecutors and lawyers for the man charged with killing 11 worshippers at a US synagogue last year have agreed to a 120-day extension in the case.

The sides met briefly in US federal court in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday to review the status of Robert Bowers’ prosecution.

The defendant was not in court.

Authorities say Bowers opened fire with an AR-15 rifle and other weapons during worship services inside Tree of Life synagogue.

Bowers allegedly expressed hatred of Jews during the October 27 rampage and later told police that “all these Jews need to die”.

It was the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.

Prosecutors have not made a final decision on whether to seek the death penalty.

Bowers has pleaded not guilty to hate crimes and other offences.

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