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Poway Suspect Will Stand Trial

Lori Kaye

A California judge has ordered John T. Earnest to stand trial for the murder of 60-year-old Lori Kaye and the attempted murder of others present on that fateful day at the Chabad synagogue in Poway. During the September 19 hearing, the 911 recording was publicly aired for the first time. Surveillance footage of the shooting was also displayed, and a Poway congregant talked about confronting the gunman and chasing him away.

In the 911 recording that was played at what has been described as a “dramatic” hearing, the caller identifies himself as Earnest and says, “I’m defending our nation against the Jewish people, who are trying to destroy all white people.”

Such a terrible thing.