Buffalo shooter pleads guilty to state charges

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The gunman who targeted a Buffalo, New York, supermarket in a mostly Black neighborhood pleaded guilty Monday to all state charges.

On May 14, Payton Gendron entered Tops and opened fire, killing 10 people and wounding three.

Gendron’s lawyers revealed in recent weeks that the 19-year-old planned to enter a guilty plea and waive his right to appeal.

Gendron has pleaded not guilty to multiple federal hate crime charges.

If found guilty of those charges, Gendron could face the death penalty.

The grand jury indictment totaled 25 counts, including charges for murder, murder as a hate crime and domestic terrorism motivated by hate.

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