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Museum Gunman charged with murder

by JTA

June 11, 2009 | 3:01 pm

UPDATE

An 88-year-old white supremacist has been charged with murder in the death of a security guard Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

James von Brunn could face the death penalty if convicted in the murder of 39-year-old Stephen T. Johns, according to media reports. He also faces a charge of killing while in possession of a firearm in a federal facility.

Von Brunn remains hospitalized after being shot in the face multiple times by other security guards after he opened fire on Johns.

Law enforcement officials, according to media reports, found what was described as an anti-Semitic screed in von Brunn’s car, which was parked outside the museum.

Inside a notebook, the handwritten note said, “You want my weapons—this is how you’ll get them. The Holocaust is a lie. Obama was created by Jews. Obama does what Jew owners tell him to do. Jews captured America’s money. Jews control the mass media. The First Amendment is abrogated—henceforth ...


previous coverage

An 88-year-old white supremacist who opened fire in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum, killing a guard, will be charged with murder, Washington officials said Thursday.

Security Guard Stephen T. Johns was shot to death by Holocaust denier James von Brunn after opening the door to let him into the museum, District Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a news conference. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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