Suspected El Paso Walmart shooter pleads guilty

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2023
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The suspect in the 2019 El Paso Walmart mass shooting on Wednesday pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes charges, AP reported.

Driving the news: Patrick Crusius, who police say confessed to authorities that he was targeting Mexicans when he carried out the shooting that left 23 people dead, changed his plea to guilty to 90 counts under federal hate crime and firearm laws.

The big picture: Federal prosecutors announced in January that they would not seek the death penalty against Crusius.

Crusius' attorney soon after filed a motion asking for...

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