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Lawyers for accused synagogue shooter Robert Bowers said Thursday they are seeking a plea deal that will spare their client the death penalty.
Judy Clarke, one of the lawyers, told U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose at a routine conference that the defense team is seeking a plea.
Prosecutors said that the Justice Department is still reviewing the case for.
Mr. Bowers is accused ofat Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Oct. 27. About a third of the 63 federal crimes of which he is charged carry the death penalty.
Mr. Bowers didn't appear at the meeting.
The judge set another conference for Aug. 5.
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