Prosecutors want death for Tree of Life gunman. Why some survivors object

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The death chamber is separated by bars, foreground, from the witness viewing room at the Walls Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsville, Texas, in this Jan. 25, 1995 file photo.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)

The death chamber is separated by bars, foreground, from the witness viewing room at the Walls Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsville, Texas, in this Jan. 25, 1995 file photo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)

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Federal prosecutors want a man accused of killing 11 people at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh one year ago to face a death sentence. But some survivors of the shooting object. WESA’s An-Li Herring explains why they say it’s the best way to honor the victims and breaks down whether their opposition could make a difference.

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