John T. Earnest, San Diego Synagogue Shooter Pleads Guilty

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo defendant John Earnest listens during testimony by a witness during a preliminary hearing in Superior Court in San Diego. Earnest pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 20, 2021, to murder and other charges in connection with a deadly shooting at a Southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool,File)

The 22-year-old San Diego Synagogue shooter John T. Earnest has pleaded guilty. This ends the possibility of him facing the death penalty. Earnest pleaded guilty to the murder on one and the attempted murder of 53 others.

Earnest said he carried out the attack because he wanted to kill all Muslims and Jews.

– Ella Breedlove