Man sentenced to life in prison for shooting former Rockwell employee

US Navy veteran who killed Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla sentenced to life

Under terms of the plea agreement in the case, District Judge Charles Droege sentenced Purinton to the maximum sentence on each of the three charges, and ordered them to run consecutively. Purinton would be eligible for parole in 50 years and is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison.

As he shot Kuchibhotla, Purinton yelled, "Get out of my country".

Kuchibhotla's friend, Alok Madasani, was wounded.

Kuchibhotla died in a hospital.

Hundreds of mourners marched through the Kansas City suburb in memory of Mr Kuchibhotla and also honoured Grillot, who tried to save him. After the shooting, he drove 70 miles to Clinton, Missouri, where he confessed the shooting to a bartender at a restaurant. The barman tipped the police.

Purinton was "distraught" and "drinking pretty fast" before he was kicked out of the bar the night of the shooting, witnesses told The Washington Post on the night of the crime.

The February 2017 shooting at Austin's Bar and Grill is still fresh in the minds of many living in the area. Locals said he had become "a drunken mess" after his father's death three years ago, and was physically and mentally disturbed.

"However, we are not done yet and there is a long way ahead of us in building a safer community for all of us".

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One tip was: "Do not get into argument with others at public places". If you ask people around this community, they're willing to accept people of different backgrounds.

The move was supported by Dr Anupam Ray, the Consul General of India in Houston.

Wounded in the attack were Alok Madasani, Kuchibhotla's co-worker at USA company Garmin Ltd, which makes navigational and fitness-tracking devices, and Ian Grillot, an American who tried to intervene.

Federal hate crime charges are pending against Purinton, who is scheduled to enter a plea in that case on May 21.

After today's sentencing, Kuchibhotla's widow Sunayana Dumala expressed gratitude.

Adam Purinton murdered her husband in a premeditative and racially-motivated attack that changed Sunayana Dumala's life as she had never imagined.

Kuchibhotla, a Hyderabad native, was an alumnus of the University of Texas, El Paso, and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

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