Man admits to hate crimes in Olathe bar shooting - KCTV5 News

Man admits to hate crimes in Olathe bar shooting

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On Monday, Adam Purinton, 52, pleaded guilty to two counts of a hate crime involving an attempted murder and causing death through the use of a firearm in such a manner as to constitute murder. (KCTV5) On Monday, Adam Purinton, 52, pleaded guilty to two counts of a hate crime involving an attempted murder and causing death through the use of a firearm in such a manner as to constitute murder. (KCTV5)
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -

A Kansas man who yelled "Get out of my country!" before killing one Indian immigrant and wounding another in an Olathe bar has pleaded guilty to three federal hate-crime charges.

Adam Purinton, 53, entered the plea Monday in federal court. He previously pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in state court in the February 2017 death of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla. The shooting in Olathe, Kansas, also wounded Kuchibhotla's friend and a man who tried to intervene.

The attack stirred fears that immigrants were facing more violence after the election of President Donald Trump. It also attracted attention in India, where officials publicly wondered if Indian citizens are safe in the U.S.

Witnesses said Purinton was asked to leave the bar after uttering racial slurs, then returned and opened fire.

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