A report from El Paso Times confirmed that the trial for the Walmart Shooting had ended. The Federal Judge sentenced the shooter Patrick Crusius, who was accused of killing 23 and injured 22 others in Walmart last August 3, 2019.
Walmart Shooting Sentencing
The shooter for the Walmart Shooting pleaded guilty to all counts and agreed to the 90 consecutive life sentences to avoid death penalty by the Federal State. However, the shooter was still awaiting trial for other charges and may still receive death penalty.
The sentencing came after two days of testimony from witnesses, including some of the relatives and friends of the killed victims and the 22 wounded survivors. All had presented an impactful statements in the shooter’s presence.
The shooter was believed to drive more than 1,000 kilometers from Dallas to El Paso Texas to carry out the mass shooting in Texas using a Romanian derivative of the AK-47. The plea deal started last February. The shooter’s attorney refused to give comment about the trial as of today.
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Walmart Shooting Plea Deal
According to defense counsel, the El Paso Walmart gunman had ‘mental issues and was in a psychotic state’ . The mental health concerns were revealed by Crusius’ defense attorney in a request filed last week while prosecutors consider whether to seek the death sentence.
Crusius is charged with the following crimes, according to an indictment unsealed in February: hate crimes resulting in death, hate crimes involving an attempt to kill, use of a firearm to commit murder in relation to a crime of violence, and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.