BRADDOCK, PA – Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman on Wednesday released the following statement after a jury declared the verdict for the shooter who killed eleven people at a Pittsburgh synagogue:

“Today, I am remembering the victims who lost their lives in the Tree of Life massacre — eleven lives lost because of antisemitism and hate.

“I hope that today’s sentencing decision is a step toward justice and healing for the families of the victims, the survivors of the attack, and the broader Jewish community in Pittsburgh and across the country.

“This was a heinous crime, and I believe that the jury’s decision today is appropriate and just.”