The man who was convicted for placing bombs in a synagogue in Colorado is now facing additional charges. The federal grand jury was has framed charges on him on account of hate crime and arson charges.
These two additional charges have been framed on Richard Holzer, who is 27 years old. The culprit has been already convicted of placing a bomb at a synagogue in Colorado and for forcible obstruction to a religious service. As per the analysis presented by U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, these charges can send him to prison for a period extending to up to 50 years.
The FBI arrested him for planting a bomb at the Temple Emanuel synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado. The temple was built in the 1900s and has been considered to be the second oldest synagogue in Colorado state. It also forms part of the National Register of Historic Places.
It should be noticed that hate crimes have been on the rise in the US in recent times. There has been a marked rise in the crimes against the Jews. Reports suggest that the rise has been estimated to be around 37 percent in 2017.
Coming back to our story, Holzer will appear before the federal magistrate judge on Monday. The advice on the new charges is expected during the trial.