A new report on the proceedings against the El Paso shooter, Patrick Crusius, claim that he is being charged with a federal hate crime as well as the obvious murder charges. The Texas native surrendered to police on scene after slaughtering 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas last August. Since then, a manifesto has been uncovered stating that the intent of the shooting was to encourage Mexicans to leave the US. This coupled with a statment at the time of the shooting, “I was targeting Mexicans,” has kept him in custody since the shooting. Crusius has since pled not guilty to state capital murder charges.
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