Suspect in deadly Tree of Life Synagogue attack pleads not guilty

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The man accused of killing 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty to additional charges on Monday. 

The suspect, 46-year-old Robert Bowers was already charged with 44 counts of murder and related charges. 

On Monday in federal court, prosecutors filed 19 more counts, including hate crime violations, obstructing religious beliefs, and using a firearm during crimes of violence. 

Authorities say Bowers raged against Jews during and after the attack. 

The deadly synagogue attack happened in October of 2018, 11 people were killed, and 5 police officers were wounded. 

Bowers’ attorney says his defense team is hoping the case can be resolved without going to trial. 

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