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Baumhammers still on death row 20 years after killing spree

“His motive, I think, was clear: This is the beginning of a race war,” Berosh said. “All of his targets were minority groups.”
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In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2001 photo, Richard Baumhammers is escorted into court by sheriff's deputies for his appeal at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh. (Steve Adams/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

GREENSBURG, Pa. — On a cloudy Friday afternoon 20 years ago Tuesday, an unemployed immigration lawyer went on a killing spree. 

He was convicted in May 2001 of homicide during a trial in Allegheny County and sentenced to death. 

Retired Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh, who served as co-prosecutor, said Richard Baumhammers believed he was starting a war. “His motive, I think, was clear: This is the beginning of a race war,” Berosh said. “All of his targets were minority groups.”

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