In April, 2019 John Earnest, armed with an assault rifle, opened fire at the Chabad of Poway in Poway, CA. Approximately one hundred people were in the synagogue at the time. A 60 year old worshiper was killed and the Rabbi and several others wounded. Earnest was charged with murder and attempted murder. as well as over 100 hate related crimes by the federal government. The San Diego County District Attorney's has now announced that it will seek the death penalty against Earnest.