The man who opened fire on worshippers at a San Diego-area synagogue pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and attempted murder for the 2019 attack, according to multiple reports, as well as to arson of a Southern California mosque.

The exterior of the Congregation Chabad synagogue is seen on April 27, 2019 in Poway, California.
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John Earnest, who killed one person and injured three others in the attack on members of the Chabad of Poway synagogue, took a plea deal to avoid the possibility of being sentenced to death, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Earnest, 22, will spend the rest of his life in prison and will not be eligible for parole.

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