Poway synagogue shooter gets federal life sentence
John T. Earnest, who killed one person and injured three in a 2019 synagogue shooting in Poway, California, appears in court in San Diego on July 20, 2021. - Eduardo Contreras/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

SAN DIEGO — The man who opened fire on a Poway synagogue in a deadly antisemitic attack was sentenced in San Diego federal court Tuesday to life in prison, plus 30 years. The hearing marks the final chapter in the dual prosecution of John T. Earnest and adds to the life term that was handed down to him three months earlier in state court. Earnest, 22, pleaded guilty in September to a 113-count federal indictment that charged him with civil rights, hate crimes and weapons charges stemming from the April 27, 2019, attack on the synagogue at Chabad of Poway and arson at the Dar-ul-Arqam mosque in...