Kansas shooting: Navy veteran pleads guilty to three federal hate crime charges in Srinivas Kuchibhotla murder case
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Kansas shooting: Navy veteran pleads guilty to three federal hate crime charges in Srinivas Kuchibhotla murder case

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A US Navy veteran who yelled "Get out of my country!" before killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring two others at a bar in Kansas City last year, has pleaded guilty to three federal hate-crime charges.

Adam Purinton, 53, who is already serving life in prison on a state murder charge, pleaded guilty in US District Court in Kansas City yesterday to three federal hate-crime charges alleging that he targeted the men because of their actual and perceived race, colour, religion and national origin. He had earlier in March pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of 32-year-old Kuchibhotla and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in state court in the shootings of the Indian tech worker's friend Madasani and a bystander.

The US Attorney's Office in Kansas had filed hate crime charges against Purinton last June.

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