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'Not again ...
not again'

Here is a guide to Post-Gazette coverage of the April 28 rampage that killed five people and wounded one in suburban communities south and west of Pittsburgh. It followed an unrelated  shooting March 1 in Wilkinsburg, where three were killed and two wounded.


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County Homicide Detectives James Morton, left, and Bob Metz, escort Richard Baumhammers, clad in a bulletproof vest, from his arraignment on May 1. (Bill Wade,  Post-Gazette)


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May 19, 2000
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May Ling Kung, center, is escorted into Calvary United Church of Christ in Turtle Creek by her daughter, Molly Wee, left, and Margaret Jobe for the funeral of her husband, Ji-Ye "Jerry" Sun. (Robin Rombach, Post-Gazette)

dot.gif (78 bytes)Baumhammers ruled not fit to go on trial

dot.gif (78 bytes)Experts vary on Baumhammers diagnoses

May 15, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Baumhammers incompetent, 2 more doctors say

May 15, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Shootings spur YWCA to hold Day of Dialogue

May 15, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Forum -- John G. Craig Jr.: Killing them softly
dot.gif (78 bytes)Love of freedom, bravery characterize Baumhammers' family history
dot.gif (78 bytes)Richard Baumhammers' Latvian universe

May 13, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Baumhammers' competency to stand trial still in question

May 10, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Baumhammers incompetent to stand trial, psychiatrist says

May 8, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Newsmaker: William H. Difenderfer / Baumhammers' attorney boasts impressive win list

May 7, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)The senseless shooting of Jerry Sun is lamented from Churchill to China

Additional reports:
dot.gif (78 bytes)Social isolation makes mental illness hard to control
dot.gif (78 bytes)Mentally ill no more likely to be violent than anyone else
dot.gif (78 bytes)Mental illness tough to prove in court

A mourner bows yesterday afternoon before the memorial set up in a traditional Chinese way at the Ya-Fei Chinese Cuisine in Robinson to remember those shot and killed April 28. The Chinese characters on the right read, "Killed by racial discrimination," and on the left, "leaving behind a lesson of equality and harmony." (Lake Fong, Post-Gazette)


May 6, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Rallies draw diverse crowd, call for an end to hate
dot.gif (78 bytes)French woman recounts assault by Baumhammers
dot.gif (78 bytes)Karate school to give plaque to victim's family

May 5, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Shooting suspect was arrested last year after punching a woman he thought was Jewish
dot.gif (78 bytes)His parents speak out
dot.gif (78 bytes)Donations pour in for Asian victims
dot.gif (78 bytes)Insanity is tough to sell to a jury

May 4, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Painful farewells continue for friends, families of Friday's shooting victims
dot.gif (78 bytes)Gunman's Aliquippa victim laid to rest
dot.gif (78 bytes)Victim's co-worker second-guesses fateful drive
dot.gif (78 bytes)Allegheny County to try case


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Zetta Lee, mother of shooting victim Garry Lee, comforts her daughter, Lazett, 9, during his burial service in Aliquippa yesterday.   (Steve Mellon,  Post-Gazette)


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Janet Morris brought a single white rose to place in the casket of shooting victim Garry Lee. "He was special," she said of her former Giant Eagle co-worker. (John Beale, Post-Gazette)


May 3, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Suspect's Web site bashed immigrants
dot.gif (78 bytes)Karate school victim mourned

dot.gif (78 bytes)Ceremonies marking the tragedy
dot.gif (78 bytes)Obituary: Ji-Ye "Jerry" Sun
dot.gif (78 bytes)Photo Journal: Trail of Violence

dot.gif (78 bytes)Commentary: Demonization in America

May 2, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Baumhammers faces Allegheny County homicide charges
dot.gif (78 bytes)Text of the affidavit of probable cause
dot.gif (78 bytes)Suspect purchased revolver in Washington County last year
dot.gif (78 bytes)Rampage mirrors last summer's Midwest killings
dot.gif (78 bytes)Anita Gordon is laid to rest
dot.gif (78 bytes)Visitors say good-bye to Pham
dot.gif (78 bytes)A community gropes for answers
dot.gif (78 bytes)Who thought it could happen here?
dot.gif (78 bytes)Roddey seeks way to respond
dot.gif (78 bytes)Schools used emergency procedures during tense afternoon
dot.gif (78 bytes)Minority groups plan diversity rally

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Mourners follow the casket of Anita Gordon during a ceremony at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery on Monday. (Post-Gazette)






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Bang "Bonnie" Ngo comforts her son, Chris, 5, during a news conference April 30. Her husband and Chris's father, Thao Q. Pham, was killed in the April 28 shooting spree. (Robin Rombach,  Post-Gazette)
May 1, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Shootings suspect ran ad seeking relationship
dot.gif (78 bytes)Baumhammers' attorney to argue mental infirmity
dot.gif (78 bytes)City bathed in unpleasant international limelight
dot.gif (78 bytes)Sermons struggle for answer to 'Where was God'
dot.gif (78 bytes)Friends, family grieve for two men slain in Robinson restaurant
dot.gif (78 bytes)Indian community prays for recovery of shooting victim
dot.gif (78 bytes)Anita Gordon's funeral today


April 30, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Computer, writings on race are seized
dot.gif (78 bytes)Returning to the scenes of the crimes
dot.gif (78 bytes)What They're Saying About: Friday's shooting rampage

dot.gif (78 bytes)Editorial: Horror and Healing

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Julia Stewart of Robinson pauses after leaving a bouquet of flowers at the doorway of Ya Fei Chinese Cuisine at Robinson Town Centre. Stewart said she was walking around the shopping center shortly after two men were killed at the restaurant. (John Beale, Post-Gazette)
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The suspect, Richard
(John Beale, Post-Gazette)

April 29, 2000

dot.gif (78 bytes)Cold killer's 20-mile trail leaves 5 dead
dot.gif (78 bytes)Victims left in wake of rampage
dot.gif (78 bytes)Lawyer lived unnotable life... until now

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