US Navy veteran who killed Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla sentenced to life
WASHINGTON: A US Navy veteran who killed Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injured two others at a suburban Kansas Metropolis bar final yr, in a racially motivated hate crime has been sentenced to life. In March this yr, 52-year-old Adam Purinton had pleaded responsible to the fees of murdering Kuchibhotla.
He was charged with premeditated first-degree homicide of the 32-year-old Indian techie and two counts of tried first-degree homicide within the shootings of his good friend, Alok Madasani, and a bystander, who chased Purinton after he fled the Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe metropolis on February 22 final yr. Whereas he has been sentenced to life in jail for Kuchibhotla’s homicide, he has bought 165 months imprisonment for every of the opposite two homicide costs. Purinton could be eligible for parole in 50 years, and is prone to spend the remainder of his life in jail.
Earlier than attacking Kuchibhotla, Purinton had yelled, “Get out of my nation”. Kuchibhotla succumbed to his accidents later. Federal prosecutors had argued that Purinton dedicated offences after substantial planning and premeditation and tried to kill a couple of particular person in a single prison episode. Additionally they mentioned that he knowingly created a grave danger of loss of life to others on the scene.
Kuchibhotla is survived by his spouse Sunayana Dumala. Thanking the court docket, Sunayana mentioned: “Immediately’s sentencing within the homicide of my husband won’t carry again my Srinu, but it surely sends a powerful message that hate is rarely acceptable. I wish to thank the District Lawyer’s workplace and the Olathe police for his or her efforts to carry this man to justice,” she mentioned.