April 29, 2000 |
Toting a .357-caliber revolver and a box of bullets, a 34-year-old white attorney sped across two suburban counties Friday afternoon in a murderous rampage that police believe began with the slaying of his Jewish neighbor and ended with at least four others dead and one critically wounded, all of them minorities.
April 30, 2000 |
Authorities probing a deadly rampage said Saturday that they found racially tinged writings and literature that may ultimately help explain what drove a man of privilege to allegedly go on a shooting spree that killed five people Friday.
May 12, 2001 |
An unemployed immigration lawyer was sentenced to die by injection for killing five people in a racially charged shooting rampage last year in suburban Pittsburgh. An Allegheny County jury reached the verdict two days after convicting 35-year-old Richard Baumhammers of Mount Vernon on five counts of first-degree murder. The defense had sought to convince jurors that Baumhammers suffered from an untreated mental illness at the time of the slayings.
September 2, 2001 |
The Latvian Embassy has asked a judge to spare the life of a man convicted of killing five people of various ethnic groups in a hate-driven shooting rampage. Richard Baumhammers, 36, who has dual U.S. and Latvian citizenship, was convicted in May in the April 2000 killings. Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning, who is scheduled to sentence Baumhammers this week, received a letter from the Latvian Embassy asking that Baumhammers not be sentenced to die, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
April 28, 2001 |
The suspect in a shooting rampage in which five people died is not insane but a white supremacist who mounted the attack out of racial hatred, a prosecutor said. Opening arguments were held in the trial of Richard Baumhammers, a 35-year-old white man accused of killing a Jewish neighbor, a man of Indian descent, two Asians and a black man. Another man of Indian descent was critically wounded.
September 7, 2001 |
A judge Thursday sentenced a man to death for fatally shooting five people and blamed the rampage in part on Internet hatemongers and lax enforcement of firearms laws. A jury in May recommended five death penalties for Richard Baumhammers, who shot and killed his Jewish neighbor, two Asian men, an Indian man and a black man while driving through Pittsburgh suburbs looking for minorities to target. Judge Jeffrey Manning agreed with the recommendations at Thursday's hearing.