Rabbi Jeffrey Myers’ tearful testimony in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial ends first day

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PITTSBURGH — Harrowing 911 calls were among the first pieces of evidence introduced Tuesday in the trial against Robert Bowers, the man accused of killing 11 worshippers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

More than four years after the worst antisemitic attack in American history, and after a weeks-long jury selection process, opening arguments and testimony began in the federal courthouse in Downtown Pittsburgh.

One of Bowers’ lawyers didn’t dispute he was the shooter, saying in her opening remarks that “there is no disagreement, no dispute and there will be no doubt who shot and killed the 11 congregants.” Bowers has pleaded not guilty to the 63 federal charges against him.

Tearful testimony by Jeffrey Myers, the rabbi and cantor for the Tree of Life congregation, ended the first day.

Testimony will resume Wednesday at about 9 a.m.