California gunman gets life without parole for synagogue murder, mosque arson

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Reuters

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man who admitted to killing one worshiper and wounding three others in a shooting spree inside a California synagogue about a month after setting fire to a nearby mosque was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. John T. Earnest, 22, pleaded guilty in July to a single count of murder, three counts of attempted murder and a charge of committing arson in a place of worship, in a deal with local prosecutors sparing him from possibly facing the death penalty. The defendant was sentenced in a San Diego courtroom to a life…

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