Feds say man driven by hatred of Jews pleaded guilty to all charges after deadly 2019 assault on California synagogue

(CNN) A Southern Californian man who previously pleaded guilty to state murder and attempted murder charges following a 2019 attack on a synagogue in San Diego pleaded guilty Friday to federal hate crime charges, according to the Justice Department.

“The defendant entered a synagogue with the intent to kill all those inside because of his hatred for Jewish people, and days earlier used fire in an attempt to destroy another sacred house of worship because of his hatred for Muslims,” Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said in a statement.