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.”