A US Navy veteran who killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas City last year has been sentenced to life in prison.
In March this year, Adam Purinton, 52, had pleaded guilty to the charges of murdering Kuchibhotla.
He was charged with first-degree murder of Kuchibhotla, 32, and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the shootings of his friend, Alok Madasani, and a bystander, who chased Purinton after he fled the Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe city
A federal judge in Kansas yesterday sentenced Purinton to life in prison for the first-degree murder of Kuchibhotla and 165 months imprisonment for each of the other two murder charges. Kuchibhotla is survived by his wife Sunayana Dumala, who welcomed the court’s decision.
On February 22 last year, Pureton “attacked my country” in the ‘Austins Bar and Grill’ in Olathe, this attack was attacked. A federal court in Kansas yesterday sentenced Puretan to 165 months in jail for life imprisonment in the murder of Kuchibhotla and his attempt to murder his friend Madasani. Kuchibhatla’s wife Sunyan Dulam welcomed the court’s decision. Sunayna said, “In the case of murder of my husband, today’s decision will not bring my Srinu back but this will send a strong message that such racial attacks will not be accepted. “He said,” I want to thank the district attorney office and the local police for bringing this person under the ambit of law.