- The Washington Times - Friday, June 19, 2009

Child pornography was found on a computer belonging to the white supremacist charged with shooting and killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the FBI said in court documents.

Agents found the material on a desktop computer seized from the Annapolis apartment, where 88-year-old James W. von Brunn lived with his son and his son’s fiancee, FBI Special Agent Ronald Farnsworth said in an affidavit filed Wednesday in support of a search warrant.

Investigators searched the home June 11, taking more than 30 items, including ammunition, computers, thumb drives, CDs, memory cards, cell phones and videos.

Authorities will analyze who had access to the computer to determine whether the pornography was Mr. von Brunn’s, prosecutors said. No decisions on charges have been made.

In separate documents filed Wednesday, the FBI said it found 35 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition in a June 11 search of Mr. von Brunn’s car, which was parked in front of the D.C. museum during the shooting a day earlier.

Investigators said they also found a notebook in the car with handwritten notes saying, “The Holocaust is a lie. Obama was created by Jews. Obama does what his Jew owners tell him to do. Jews captured America’s money. Jews control the mass media.”

Mr. von Brunn faces first-degree murder charges in the death of Stephen Tyrone Johns and remains hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital after being shot in the face by guards who returned fire.

The FBI has said he is likely to survive. A hearing is set for Monday for an update on his condition.

No date has been set for Mr. von Brunn’s initial court appearance.

Funeral services for Mr. Johns will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington. The viewing for Mr. Johns, 39, will begin at 9 a.m.

The location of the funeral service was changed earlier this week to a larger church to accommodate the number of people who plan to attend.

The museum won’t open until 3 p.m. Friday to allow staff and security guards to attend the funeral. It will remain open until 7 p.m.

Mr. Johns, who lived in Temple Hills, recently celebrated his first wedding anniversary with his second wife. He also is survived by an 11-year-old son. He had worked at the Holocaust museum for six years.


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