Law & Order

Museum Shooter Charged With Murder

A still-ailing James von Brunn, the 89-year-old white supremacist who shot and killed a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, was indicted Wednesday on seven counts, including first-degree murder and other hate crime and gun violations in the killing of Stephen T. Johns. If convicted, von Brunn could face life in prison and would be eligible for the death penalty, pending federal prosecutorial choices. At the time of the June shooting, security guards opened fire on von Brunn, wounding him in the face and making him unable to appear in court until this time. The six-page indictment accuses von Brunn of "willfully, deliberately, maliciously, and with premeditation" shooting Johns, who opened a door for him at the museum.