I know there’s supposed to be an “alleged” in there, but, yeah. I don’t really care.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The man charged with killing a security officer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is expected to survive his subsequent shooting by other security officers, the FBI said in a statement released Saturday.
The statement was based on a Thursday court session in which a public defender was appointed for James von Brunn, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39, a security officer who police say opened a museum door Wednesday for the 88-year-old reputed white supremacist.
“Defendant was not present in court because he is still in the hospital,” FBI Supervisory Special Agent Katherine Schweit said in the written statement. “Government told the court that the defendant was in critical, but stable, condition with an expectation of survival.”
Von Brunn was charged Thursday with a federal count of murder and killing while in possession of a firearm in a federal facility.
Authorities said von Brunn shot Johns with a rifle at the entrance to the Washington museum after Johns had opened the door for him. Other security guards then shot von Brunn, authorities said.
The man is 88-years-old and has survived a shot to the head. I don’t know how to feel about it as it was obvious the guy wanted to die taking out as many people with him as he could. I want to see justice served, but it seems wholly unfair that this racist nutbar is going to live to see trial when his victim, security guard Stephen Tyronne Johns, had to die.