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Alleged Holocaust museum shooter appears in court

WASHINGTON (AP) - A white supremacist charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has appeared in court. It's the first time he has been seen publicly since the June shooting.

James von Brunn, the 89-year-old suspected shooter, was shot in the face after allegedly killing the guard. He survived and has been hospitalized since the June 10 shooting. He was finally well enough to be in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday.

He was indicted in July on seven counts, including first-degree murder for the death of museum guard Stephen T. Johns. Four of the charges make him eligible for the death penalty if he's convicted.

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