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Kuchibhotla's alleged murderer appears in US court

Kuchibhotla's alleged murderer appears in US court

India Blooms News Service | | 10 Mar 2017, 03:24 pm
Olathe, Mar 10 (IBNS) : Adam Purinton, a Kansas City man, accused in the fatal shooting at an Indian engineer in an Olathe bar last month, made a brief appearance on Thursday in Johnson County District Court, The Kansas City Star reported.

Purinton, 51, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla on February 22 at Austins Bar & Grill. Pool video.

An attorney for Adam W. Purinton requested more time, and another court appearance was set for May 9.

Purinton, 51, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla.

Purinton is also charged with attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Alok Madasani, 32, another Indian and Ian Grillot, 24, an American, who reportedly tried to save them.

Kuchibhotla and Madasani worked together at Garmin.

According to witnesses and court documents, Purinton allegedly shouted "get out of my country" before opening fire on the two men.

Grillot was shot when he chased after Purinton.

Purinton was arrested several hours later.

The FBI said it is also investigating the incident as a possible federal hate crime.

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