The family of a 19-year-old man who is suspected of opening fire on a crowd of about 100 congregants during a Passover celebration at a Poway synagogue said their son is now part of a "history of evil." The Earnest family released a written statement to NBC 7 on Monday condemning the alleged acts of their son, John T. Earnest, who faces one count of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder in connection with the shooting at Chabad of Poway on Saturday. Long-time congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, was killed in the attack. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 57, Almog Peretz, 34, and 8-year-old Noya Dahan were struck by gunfire and treated at the hospital for their injuries. The rabbi lost an index finger, which was the most severe of the injuries, Palomar Hospital officials said. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said John Earnest, a graduate of Mount Carmel High School and student at Cal State San Marcos, walked into the crowded synagogue at … [Read more...] about Shooting Suspect’s Family: Son is Now Part of ‘History of Evil’
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Messages of love and heroism emerged from tragedy Sunday as hundreds gathered at a park less than a mile from where a gunman unloaded rounds of ammunition on a Jewish congregation, killing a long-time synagogue member and wounding three others. "It's all about peace, all about love, and it's all about kindness," said Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was moved to tears by the showing of support at Valle Verde Community Park. "Wow, wow, wow. Look at love." Calif. Family Looking for Man Who Saved Father From Burning Car In attendance were rabbis from Chabad houses across the country, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and all three surviving shooting victims: Rabbi Goldstein, 57, whose index finger was blown off in the attack; 34-year-old Almog Peretz, who is being heralded a hero for shepherding more than a half-dozen children away from gunfire; and his niece, 8-year-old Noya Dahan, who was struck by shrapnel. The rabbi's friend of 33 years, Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, who helped him … [Read more...] about Poway Synagogue Shooting: Heroic Tales, Messages of Love Emerge
A woman has died and a rabbi was injured after shots were fired inside a Poway, California synagogue filled with people celebrating the last day of Passover. A suspect was taken into custody approximately two miles away from the synagogue while three patients were rushed to a nearby hospital. The victim was identified Sunday as 60-year-old Lori Gilbert-Kaye. Calif. Family Looking for Man Who Saved Father From Burning Car A man with a rifle entered Chabad of Poway on Rancho Bernardo Road, west of Interstate 15 at 11:23 a.m. and opened fire on the people inside, law enforcement officials said. "We didn’t hear him screaming or saying anything. He was just focused to kill. You saw the hate and the murder in his eyes," Danny Almong, a witness, told NBC 7. "He had a vest and he had clips in the vest. He was ready. He was ready. He came in to kill." New Allegations Against SEAL Vet Accused of War Crimes The suspect was identified as John T. Earnest, … [Read more...] about 1 Dead, 3 Injured in San Diego-Area Synagogue Shooting
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SKINNY, handsome preacher David Koresh – who played guitar to his loyal followers and dreamed of becoming a rock star – died more than two decades ago in the deadly Waco siege. Regarded as one of the most notorious incidents in American history, the Sun Online looks at how the religious compound became a huge fireball in Texas, killing about 80 people. Who are the Branch Davidians? Charismatic David Koresh, born Vernon Wayne Howell to his 14-year-old mum in Houston, Texas, joined the Branch Davidians at Mount Carmel, 10 miles east of Waco, in 1981. The shaggy-haired young Koresh moved to the remote religious compound, a splinter group of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, after trying – and failing – to become a rock star in Hollywood. He had extensive knowledge of the Bible, which he had memorised large sections of, and became leader of the group in 1987 after being rejected by the Adventist Church in Texas. Koresh, who regarded himself as an angel and God's … [Read more...] about Waco Siege – what happened at Mount Carmel in Texas and who are Branch Davidians?