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Buffalo gunman pleads guilty to racist supermarket massacre | State News

Buffalo, New York (AP) — White Gunslinger Buffalo supermarket massacres 10 black shoppers and workers On Monday, he pleaded guilty to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges and promised to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Payton Gendron, 19, filed a petition Monday in a courthouse about two miles from a grocery store to commit a racist assault using a semi-automatic rifle and body armor.

He pleaded guilty to all charges on the grand jury indictment.This includes murder, murder as a hate crime, and domestic terrorism based on hate, sentenced to automatic life imprisonment without parole. Gendron also pleaded guilty to wounding three of his survivors in the May raid.

The plea comes at a time when many Americans have become almost desensitized to mass shootings.In the last few weeks there have been deadly attacks walmart in virginia,and gay clubs in colorado and University of Virginia.

Days after Gendron’s rampage in Buffalo, gunmen killed 19 children and two teachers. Uvalde, Texas School.

Jendron previously pleaded not guilty to the separation federal hate crime prosecution If he is convicted, it could lead to a death sentence. The Justice Department has not said whether it will seek the death penalty.

Gendron used a legally purchased AR-15 style rifle in his assault on Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo. he wears body armor Live streaming from helmet camera when he shot a store employee and a shopper.

The age of the deceased ranged from 32 to 86. Also included was an armed security guard who died trying to protect a guest, a church butler, and the mother of a former Buffalo Fire Chief.

White supremacy was Gendron’s motivation.He said Documents posted online He chose the store shortly before the attack, about a three-hour drive from his home in Conklin, New York.

He said he was motivated by his belief in a massive conspiracy to undermine the power of white people by “replacing” them with people of color in the United States.

Gendron surrenders after the police confront him as he comes out of the store.

The victim’s family then called Congress to tackle white supremacy and gun violence through law.

For more AP coverage of the mass shooting, see the article below.

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