BUFFALO, NY (AP) – Accused White Man of killing 10 black people appeared briefly in Buffalo supermarket in court on Thursday after grand the jury charged him on a first-degree murder charge.
Assistant District Attorney Gary Hackbush announced the indictment. of Awarded 18-year-old Payton Gendron. up Wednesday.
Gendron, wearing orange clothes and a mask, was silent throughout the process and sent back to jail. Someone yelled, “Payton, you’re a coward!” how he was led out.
Ten people were killed and three others wounded in Saturday shooting at Tops Friendly Market in predominantly black area of Buffalo. The authorities continue to explore the possibility of hate crime and allegations of terrorism.
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BUFFALO, NY (AP) – Accused White Man of killing 10 black people in the Buffalo supermarket was supposed to appear in court on Thursday as authorities, including the FBI, continued to investigate the possibility of hate crime and allegations of terrorism.
18-year-old Payton Gendron hosted a live broadcast attack from a helmet camera before surrendering to the police outside grocery store. Shortly before attack last Saturday, he posted hundreds of pages of essays to online discussion groups, where he detailed his plans for the attack and its racist motives.
Investigators examined these documents, including private diary he kept on chat platform Discord.
When he first appeared in court last week, Gendron’s court-appointed lawyer entered into plea of “not guilty” on his name.
The massacre in the supermarket “Tops” worried even in a nation that was almost petrified by mass shootings. All but two of thirteen of in people shot during attack were Black. Gendron online the letters said he planned the attack after he fell in love with the white supremacist ideology he encountered online.
The diary says that Gendron planned his attack in secret, with No outside help, but Discord confirmed on Wednesday that the invite to access his private essays were sent to small group of people about 30 minutes before the start of the assault.
Some of they accepted the invitation. it was unclear how many read what he wrote or registered on to view attack live. This is also did not have clear whether anyone Tried to alert law enforcement.
Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said investigators were working to obtain, verify and review Gendron online wiring.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday, State Attorney General Letitia James, to investigate social media platforms used by Gendron to determine if they are responsible for “Providing a platform for planning and advocating violence.”