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May 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The man arrested in a killing spree outside Pittsburgh that left three immigrants, a Jewish woman and a black man dead had a history of mental illness and irrational fears that he was being watched, a former friend and his attorney said. Police searching the home where Richard Scott Baumhammers, 34, lived prior to Friday's attacks also found a three-page manifesto indicating he was trying to form a political party opposed to immigration, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
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May 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
A white man was charged with murder and hate crimes on Monday in the shooting deaths of a Jewish woman, an Indian man and two Asian men in a rampage that targeted minorities. Richard Scott Baumhammers, who was arraigned Friday night in the killing of a black man at a karate studio, pleaded not guilty to all charges. Baumhammers' lawyer, William Difenderfer, said that he'll try to mount an insanity defense and seek to have Baumhammers moved to a mental hospital from jail.
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May 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
A white man was charged with murder and hate crimes on Monday in the shooting deaths of a Jewish woman, an Indian man and two Asian men in a rampage that targeted minorities. Richard Scott Baumhammers, who was arraigned Friday night in the killing of a black man at a karate studio, pleaded not guilty to all charges. Baumhammers' lawyer, William Difenderfer, said that he'll try to mount an insanity defense and seek to have Baumhammers moved to a mental hospital from jail.
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May 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The man arrested in a killing spree outside Pittsburgh that left three immigrants, a Jewish woman and a black man dead had a history of mental illness and irrational fears that he was being watched, a former friend and his attorney said. Police searching the home where Richard Scott Baumhammers, 34, lived prior to Friday's attacks also found a three-page manifesto indicating he was trying to form a political party opposed to immigration, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
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April 29, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
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April 30, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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September 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
April 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
September 7, 2001 | Associated Press
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.
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April 30, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
April 29, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
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May 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
A jury convicted a man Wednesday of killing five people last year in what prosecutors called a racially motivated shooting rampage. Richard Baumhammers, a 35-year-old non-practicing immigration attorney, was also convicted of eight counts of ethnic intimidation in the April 28, 2000, rampage that left a sixth victim paralyzed. The jury took three hours to convict him.
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May 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
A man accused of killing five people during a racially motivated shooting spree last month was deemed incompetent to stand trial Thursday. A judge ordered Richard Scott Baumhammers, 34, transferred to a state hospital for treatment. Psychiatrists will report again in 90 days on his competence. Baumhammers, who is white, is charged with murder and hate crimes in the shooting deaths of a Jewish woman, an Indian man and two Asian men in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.
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