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Holocaust Memorial Museum Shooter's Indictment

By Joel Zand on July 29, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

A federal grand jury just indicted 89 year-old James Wenneker Von Brunn for the June 10, 2009 murder of Stephen Tyrone Johns, a guard at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

In addition to first-degree murder charges under D.C. law, the indictment charges Von Brunn with assault, violating federal civil rights laws, committing federal and District hate crimes, and weapons violations.

You can read Von Brunn's federal indictment here:

Von Brunn was originally charged in a criminal complaint one day after he was apprehended, and while he was hospitalized.

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