Alleged Poway synagogue shooter in court for arraignment on new charge sheet

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 20-year-old nursing student accused of opening fire at a Poway synagogue, killing one congregant and injuring several others, was slated to be arraigned on Thursday, Oct. 3 on charges of murder, attempted murder, arson and hate crime allegations. John T. Earnest was bound over last month on charges stemming from the April 27 shooting at Chabad of Poway, as well as the March 24 blaze at the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque, also known as the Islamic Center of Escondido. Presiding Judge Peter C. Deddeh ruled that enough evidence was presented by prosecutors to hold Earnest to answer on the charges, which could lead to the death penalty. The San Diego County District Attorney's Office has yet to decide whether to pursue capital punishment against the Rancho Penasquitos resident, who
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