Man who yelled ‘get out of my country’ before killing Indian immigrant pleads guilty, faces life sentence
A Kansas man pleaded guilty Tuesday to opening fire in a bar last year, killing one Indian man and injuring two other people in a crime that sparked international outrage and federal hate crime charges.

Adam W. Purinton, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder in connection with the shooting at Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kan., in February of last year, according to Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe. He will be sentenced in May, and is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison under a plea agreement.

One of the Indian men shot — Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32 — died in the hospital, police said. Alok Madasani, 32, was released from the hospital a day later. Both of the men worked for Garmin, the Olathe-based technology firm. A third man, Ian Grillot, was wounded when he tried to intervene. He was later hailed as a hero for his efforts.


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