California synagogue shooter to serve life in prison without parole

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty to murder in a shooting at a California synagogue and will serve life in prison as part of a deal that spared him the death penalty.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday that John Earnest, who was 19 at the time of the shooting, pleaded guilty to the willful, deliberate, and premeditated murder of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, and the willful, deliberate, and premeditated attempted murder of three others who were wounded: Almog Peretz, Rabbi Goldstein, who lost a finger in the attack, and an 8-year-old girl.

The Poway synagogue shooting occurred on April
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