US Navy veteran gets lifer for murdering Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla

May 05, 2018, 09:10 IST | Agencies

Adam Purinton, 51, pleaded guilty in March to a charge of first-degree murder for killing Kuchibhotla

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A former US Navy veteran has been sentenced to life in prison for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas city in 2017.

Adam Purinton, 51, pleaded guilty in March to a charge of first-degree murder for killing Kuchibhotla. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting Kuchibhotla's co-worker Alok Madasani and American man Ian Grillot, who had come to the aid of the two men.

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