White Supremacist Behind Walmart Massacre Sentenced

Article Source: Reuters

Article Source: Reuters

A woman walks away from a makeshift memorial outside Walmart, where mass shooter Patrick Crusis killed 23 people on August 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas - Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A federal judge in El Paso, Texas, sentenced white supremacist Patrick Crusius to 90 consecutive life terms in prison for the 2019 shooting at a Walmart that killed 23 people and injured 22 others, targeting Hispanics.
  • Crusius pleaded guilty in February and agreed to the consecutive life sentences to avoid the federal death penalty. He still faces state charges in Texas that could result in the death penalty.
  • The plea included 45 counts of violating hate crimes and 45 counts of using a firearm during a violent crime.
  • During the sentencing, witnesses, survivors, and relatives of the victims delivered emotional impact statements, expressing their pain and anger toward the shooter. Read More

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