Nearly four years after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, left 23 people dead, the white supremacist who fatally shot the victims has been sentenced to 90 consecutive life sentences.
Patrick Crusius was sentenced to life in prison on each of 90 federal charges he pleaded guilty to in connection with the Aug. 3, 2019 mass shooting: https://t.co/MBZ19DTPsc pic.twitter.com/zv8bmY1ojm
— El Paso Times (@elpasotimes) July 7, 2023
From the El Paso Times:
Patrick Crusius, 24, was sentenced Friday morning to life in prison on each of 90 federal charges he pleaded guilty to earlier this year in connection with the Aug. 3, 2019, mass shooting that killed 23 people and injured dozens more at an East El Paso Walmart.
The life sentences, which will be served consecutively, were handed down by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Guaderrama, ending a three-day emotion-filled sentencing hearing that began Wednesday, July 5, at the Albert Armendariz Sr. Federal Courthouse in Downtown El Paso.
Crusius reportedly told investigators following his arrest that he set out to kill as many Mexicans as he could after driving from his home in Allen, Texas, about 650 miles east of El Paso.
Read the full report here.
August 3, 2019
White supremacist Patrick Crusius shot and killed 23 people and injured 23 others in El Paso, TX. This was the deadliest attack on Latinos in modern American history and his manifesto proves it was inspired by the far-right conspiracy the Great Replacement Theory. pic.twitter.com/VBjcxieDk6
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) May 15, 2022
In a heartbreaking, angry expression of emotions, victims of the El Paso Walmart mass shooting cried, cussed and demanded the racist gunman acknowledge them and view photos of the victims. https://t.co/eHRK7blV8a
— Aaron Martinez (@AMartinezEPT) July 6, 2023