The Associated Press reports:
A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of killing nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at an El Paso Walmart, changing his plea weeks after the U.S. government said it wouldn’t seek the death penalty for the hate crimes and firearms violations. Patrick Crusius still faces a potential death sentence if he’s convicted on a state capital murder charge in the 2019 shooting that killed 23 people.
Crusius, 24, surrendered to police after the massacre, saying, “I’m the shooter, ” and that he was targeting Mexicans, according to court records. Prosecutors have said he drove more than 10 hours from his hometown near Dallas to the largely-Latino border city and published a document online shortly before the shooting that said it was “in response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”
Read the full article. Before the shooting, Crusius had “liked” a photo on Twitter that spelled out Trump’s name in guns.
BREAKING: A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime and gun charges in the 2019 shooting at an El Paso Walmart that left 23 people dead. He changed his plea weeks after the U.S. government said it wouldn’t seek the death penalty. https://t.co/qh2Dyhg4zr
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 8, 2023
Patrick Crusius, the suspect in a 2019 Texas mass shooting allegedly prompted by anti-immigrant hate, has changed his plea to guilty https://t.co/KKjfj2KujP pic.twitter.com/rTl5GKeAFH
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) February 8, 2023
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