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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 74505
Attorney Name Baumhammers, Richard Scott
DBP Docket No. 76 DB 2000
Supreme Court Docket No. 598 D.D. No. 3
County Allegheny
Disciplinary Counsel Mark G. Weitzman
Counsel for Respondent William H. Difenderfer Thomas Farrell
Decision Date 2000-06-01
Effective Date 2000-06-01
Case Digest On April 28, 2000, Respondent shot and killed five people and critically wounded a sixth person. All six victims were members of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. He was arrested and charged with five counts of Criminal Homicide, one count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, seven counts of Ethnic Intimidation, three counts of Criminal Mischief, two counts each of Arson and Institutional Vandalism, and one count each of Criminal Attempt (of Criminal Homicide), Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Aggravated Assault, and Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License.
Rule Violation(s) 208(f)(1), Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Temporary Suspension
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available