Purinton pleads guilty to hate crimes in Olathe bar shooting

KMBZ News Staff
May 21, 2018 - 2:03 pm

Kansas City, KS - The man already convicted of murder for the Austin's Bar & Grill shooting in Olathe in February 2017 pled guilty to all federal hate crime charges today.

Adam Purinton, of Olathe, admitted in a plea deal that he shot Indian-nationals Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, attempting to kill both men, because of their race, color, religion, and national origin.

The guilty plea removes the death penalty from the sentencing for Purinton. 

Purinton was convicted of murder and attempted murder last month, and has already been given what is essentially a life sentence in prison for killing Garmin engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, wounding fellow engineer Alok Madasani, and wounding Ian Grillot who tried to intervene.

It is expected that he will be given another life sentence to run consecutively when he is sentenced July 2nd



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