Teen charged over 'racially motivated' murder of ten people in Buffalo supermarket

1 June 2022, 20:51 | Updated: 1 June 2022, 20:57

Teenager Payton Gendron has been charged with the murder of ten people at a supermarket in Buffalo in New York State.
Teenager Payton Gendron has been charged with the murder of ten people at a supermarket in Buffalo in New York State. Picture: Alamy

By Lauren Lewis

A teenager has been charged with the murder of ten people in a 'racially motivated attack' at a supermarket in Buffalo in New York State.

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Payton Gendron, 18, who is white, has been charged by a grand jury with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder.

Gendron, who has been in custody since the May 14 shooting, is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday in Erie County Court.

The 25-count indictment also contains charges of murder and attempted murder as a hate crime and weapons possession. Gendron had previously been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting, which also injured three people.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Payton Gendron, 18, who is white, has been charged by a grand jury with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder.
Payton Gendron, 18, who is white, has been charged by a grand jury with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder. Picture: Alamy

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Prosecutors told a judge on May 20 the grand jury had voted to indict Gendron but was continuing its investigation.

Federal authorities also are investigating the possibility of hate crime charges against Gendron, who apparently detailed his plans and his racist motivation in hundreds of pages of writings he posted online shortly before the shooting.

The attack was livestreamed from a helmet-mounted camera.

Gendron drove about three hours from his home in Conklin, New York, intending to kill as many black people as possible, investigators have said.

His lawyer Brian Parker said he had not seen the indictment and could not comment, adding that prosecution and defence attorneys have been barred by a judge from discussing the case publicly.

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