Arrested for 2019 El Paso massacre pleads guilty to hate crimes

Patrick Crusius, a young American arrested for the assassination of 23 Latinos in an El Paso supermarket in 2019, pleaded guilty in this fourth fair (8) before a judge and, in principle, would face 90 life sentences.

“We are happy that he finally had feito [a admissão de culpabilidade]”, said Joe Spencer, Crusius’s lawyer, to the press. “He was finally happy with the feito isso,” he says, without adding more details.

In a federal court in El Paso, Texas, on the border between the United States and Mexico, the 24-year-old man admitted his responsibility for 90 accusations related to the shooting attack on August 3, 2019, according to local press.

Among them are charges for “hate crimes resulting in death” and “use of a firearm to commit murder.”

“There are no winners in this case, he will serve 90 consecutive life sentences,” says Spencer, thus confirming the request made by the promoter in this fourth fair before the federal court.

Second information from the press, at the judge’s decision it can happen in June.

Through his lawyer, Crusius had already announced his intention to plead guilty, a week after the promoters will withdraw the death penalty order.

However, he still faces a murder trial by the Texas State Justice, whose promoter has not ruled out requesting capital punishment.

Crusius went to the court in this room wearing a blue prisoner’s uniform, dressed and exhausted, with several security measures, detailed to the press. Relatives of the victims will appear in court.

As of August 2019, Crusius published on the internet a document that ecoava tees white supremacists.

In his text, he denounced a “Latin invasion of Texas” and praised the perpetrator of a massacre at the Christchurch mosque, in New Zealand, with 51 deaths on March 15, 2019.

Afterwards, he drove for ten hours from the suburbs of Dallas, where he lived, to El Paso, a Hispanic-majority city located on the border with Mexico, where he opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in a Walmart hypermarket.

When the police arrived, he got out of a vehicle, with his hands up, and said “I am the shooter.”

While he was in preventive custody, he admitted to investigators that he had the intention of attacking “Mexicans.”

The attacker left 23 dead, including eight Mexicans, in addition to dozens of injuries.

The El Paso massacre continues to send two deadliest assassinations in history to the United States, a country that periodically registers cold cuts committed by shooters.


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