Accused Holocaust Museum Shooter Dies

One of the Holocaust museum guards who was involved in a shootout with James von Brunn says he wishes von Brunn had lived to get "his day in court," but he's "glad he's gone."

Von Brunn is the 89-year-old white supremacist charged with the deadly shooting of a guard at Washington's Holocaust museum last June. He had been awaiting trial at the Butner federal prison in North Carolina, but authorities there say he died this afternoon at a local hospital. Von Brunn had a list of ailments, including chronic congestive heart failure and sepsis.

Harry Weeks is one of the two museum guards who fired back and wounded von Brunn.

Weeks returned to work in August and says he often thinks about his slain colleague, Stephen Johns. Weeks calls Johns "a good man," adding that "not a day goes by" that he doesn't think about him.

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  • by Tony on Jan 7, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    good riddance !

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