+susieice Posted February 15 #1 Share Posted February 15 I know there's a thread about this in here somewhere, but Payton Gendron, the white supremacist convicted of killing 10 people in a supermarket in Buffalo on May 14, was attacked by a man in the courtroom during his sentencing hearing. Family members of the victims were giving their impact statements at the time. Gendron pleaded guilty in November to murder and domestic terrorism charges. He was removed from the courtroom and was later sentenced to life. He still faces Federal charges which could carry the death penalty. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/erzin-turkey-earthquake-building-collapse-construction-codes-rcna70733 The white supremacist who killed 10 Black people in a Buffalo supermarket was taken out of a courtroom Wednesday after someone in the audience rushed at him and was restrained by a court officer. Payton Gendron was later sentenced to life in prison. The charged moment came at the sentencing of Payton Gendron. Victims' relatives were addressing him about their anguish and loss. Gendron pleaded guilty in November to charges including murder and domestic terrorism motivated by hate. The terrorism charge carries an automatic life sentence. Gendron pleaded guilty in November to charges including murder and domestic terrorism motivated by hate. The terrorism charge carries an automatic life sentence. Gendron, now 19, wore bullet-resistant armor and a helmet equipped with a livestreaming camera as he carried out the May 14 attack. He killed his victims with a semiautomatic rifle, purchased legally but then modified so he could load it with high-capacity ammunition magazines that are illegal in New York. There were only three survivors after he shot 13 people, specifically seeking out Black shoppers and workers. His victims at Tops Friendly Market included a church deacon, the grocery store's guard, a neighborhood activist, a man shopping for a birthday cake, a grandmother of nine and the mother of a former Buffalo fire commissioner. The victims ranged in age from 32 to 86. In documents posted online, Gendron said he hoped the attack would help preserve white power in the U.S. He wrote that he picked the Tops grocery store, about a three-hour drive from his home in Conklin, New York, because it was in a predominantly Black neighborhood. 2 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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