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Kansas Man Indicted for Hate Crime

Adam Purinton could face the death penalty or life in prison for a February 22 shooting, which killed one Indian immigrant and wounded another.
Source: Tammy Ljungblad / AP

A federal grand jury has indicted Adam Purinton—the man who shot two Indian immigrants at a bar in Olathe, Kansas on February 22—for a hate crime, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. Purinton, a 52-year-old resident of Olathe, was also accused of violating a federal firearms statute. He was previously charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, and is currently being held in the Johnson County jail

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