The Texas man who ki!!ed 23 people at a Walmart in El Paso in a targeted attαck on persons of Mexican heritage were sentenced to 90 consecutive life terms on Friday.
Patrick Crusius, of Allen, agreed to the consecutive life terms in February after he pleaded guilty to 90 federal counts, including 45 hate crime charges.
The judge ordered him to be transferred to ADX Florence, a maximum-security pr!son in Fremont County, Colorado, and to receive mental health therapy.
The attαcker drove nearly 600 miles from North Texas to El Paso before opening fire on shoppers on August 3, 2019.
He posted a hate-filled racist screed online minutes before the attαck, in which he referred to an “invasion” of immigrants to the United States.
The man who revealed to authorities that he was the gunman is a self-described white supremacist.
Sentencing began on Wednesday and the family of those ki!!ed talked to the gunman for days about their outrage and the harm he caused.
“Look at my son,” Francisco Javier Rodriguez, whose 15-year-old son, Javier Amir, was ki!!ed, said as an image of the teen appeared on television on Thursday.
Kathleen Johnson told the assailant that he shot her husband, David Johnson, at close range that day in aisle 3.
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“His innocent blood was everywhere. He was our provider, loving father, and grandfather,” said Johnson, who suffers from night terrors and post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I don’t even want to look at you,” she stated flatly.
Thomas Hoffman discussed his father, Alexander Hoffman, and showed a photo of his parents, who had been married for 40 years, and a ticket for a flight his father was meant to take that day.
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“You shot my dad in the back,” he explained Wednesday. “You are a coward.”
According to the indictment, the gunman purchased the WASR-10, a Romanian-made semi-automatic derivative of the AK-47 assault rifle, and 1,000 rounds of 7.62 mm hollow-point ammunition roughly two months before the attαck.
He drove overnight from Allen, north of Dallas, to El Paso before opening fire on shoppers at a Walmart on a Saturday morning.
In addition to the 23 fatalities, 22 individuals were injured. Guillermo “Memo” Garcia, the 23rd victim, was wounded and d!ed in a hospital in April 2020, over nine months after the incident.
When the attαcker was indicted on federal hate crime charges, Eric Dreiband, then-assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights, termed the mass sh00ting and other hate crimes “heinous crimes intended to terrorize and intimidate.”
“This kind of terror will not stand,” Dreiband said after the February 6, 2020 indictment.
According to the Justice Department, the gunman pleaded guilty on February 8 to 45 counts of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and 45 firearms counts.
Kayla McCormick contributed reporting from El Paso, and Phil Helsel from Los Angeles.
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