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Synagogue shooting suspect arrives in Butler County

October 30, 2018 News Extra

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Robert G. Bowers

The Pittsburgh man accused of killing 11 people and wounding six others, including four police officers, in a shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday is now an inmate in Butler County.

Robert G. Bowers, 46, of Baldwin is being held in Butler County Prison indefinitely, Warden Joe DeMore confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Demore said that the county jail received Bowers around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday from U.S. Marshals. No extra security has been provided, DeMore said, and Bowers is “being treated as any other inmate.”

“He's here and he'll be taken care of like any other inmate,” DeMore added.

It was not immediately clear why Bowers, who faces 29 murder and federal hate crime charges, was transferred to Butler County.

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