Buffalo shooting suspect charged with hate crimes, could face death penalty
Merrick Garland | Attorney General: “The complaint we have filed today charges Payton Gendron with ten counts of committing a hate crime resulting in death, three counts of committing a hate crime involving an attempt to kill.”
Jimmie Johnson: THE SUSPECT IN LAST MONTH’S DEADLY MASS SHOOTING AT A BUFFALO SUPERMARKET – IS NOW FACING FEDERAL HATE CRIME CHARGES.
THE CASE IS BASED PARTLY ON DOCUMENTS IN WHICH HE ENDORSED A RACIST CONSPIRACY THEORY.
F-B-I AGENTS ALSO FOUND A NOTE TO HIS PARENTS SAYING HE “HAD TO COMMIT THIS ATTACK FOR THE FUTURE OF THE WHITE RACE.”
Merrick Garland | Attorney General: “The affidavit in support of the complaint quotes the defendant as stating that his goal was to, ‘kill as many Blacks as possible.’ It alleges that he selected a target in this zip code because it has the highest percentage of Black people close enough to where he lives.”
Jimmie Johnson: WITH THE FEDERAL HATE CRIME CHARGES – THE SUSPECT NOW FACES THE DEATH PENALTY AS A POTENTIAL PUNISHMENT.
THE SHOOTER ALREADY FACES LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IN NEW YORK.