An unemployed immigration attorney lost an appeal Tuesday of his conviction and death sentence for shooting to death five people during a 2000 attack that targeted ethnic minorities in western Pennsylvania.
A judge has denied convicted killer Richard Baumhammers’ request for a new trial.
A judge is continuing to hear arguments in the case of convicted killer Richard Baumhammers. Baumhammers, who currently sits on death row for a shooting rampage that killed five people on April 28, 2000, wants his death sentence thrown out.
With convicted murderer Richard Baumhammers seeking to overturn his 2001 death sentence on psychological grounds, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Mike Pintek talks with criminal law professor John Burkoff about whether the death penalty should be banned in Pennsylvania.
Eleven years after six people were randomly gunned down because of their ethnicity, Richard Baumhammers was back in court today hoping to get his death sentence reversed — or at least get a new trial.