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.
It was an unthinkable tragedy. A father on the verge of losing his job storms into his Shaler Township home on a shooting rampage.
The day was in June 2010. John Swartz had just returned to his Mount Pleasant Township home when his neighbor’s teenage daughter rushed over with blood gushing from her neck.
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.