A Lengthy Sentence for White Supremacist Who Plotted to Blow Up Pueblo Synagogue

Mar 1, 2021

JEWISHcolorado is gratified by the sentencing of Richard Holzer to 19 ½ years in prison and 15 years in supervised custody for his plot to bomb Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colorado. This significant sentence points to the danger that extremists like Holzer, who hoped that his attack would result in the deaths of worshipers, continue to pose to the Jewish community and other religious and ethnic groups in our community. We thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their work to prevent this heinous attack and U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and his team for ensuring that Holzer’s sentence fit the despicable act he intended to carry out.