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Utah man pleads guilty to federal hate crime charges

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – A Salt Lake City man accused of firing several rounds from a handgun at a Salt Lake City synagogue entered a guilty plea Wednesday to federal hate crime charges.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – A Salt Lake City man accused of firing several rounds from a handgun at a Salt Lake City synagogue entered a guilty plea today to federal hate crime charges.

Macon Michael Openshaw, 21, was in Utah District court Wednesday and admitted to shooting at the Kol Ami synagogue in Salt Lake City back in 2012 for religious reasons..

With the plea deal, Openshaw will serve 60 months in prison and pay restitution.

Openshaw is scheduled to be sentenced on July 15.

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