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Rabbinical Student’s Killer Is Sentenced

From Times Wire Reports

A man who prosecutors said killed a Canadian rabbinical student because he looked Jewish was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.

Steven Tielsch received the maximum sentence for third-degree murder under guidelines in effect in April 1986, when Neal Rosenblum, who was wearing a black yarmulke and a fedora, was shot five times after leaving a synagogue.

“The jury was actually giving you a break by giving you third-degree murder,” Judge Lawrence O’Toole told Tielsch, 40, of Penn Hills.


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