Murderer of UTEP Grad Faces Life in Prison

Remember that engineer who was shot and killed in a bar in Kansas last year? It looks like the guy who murdered him will die in prison. From the Kansas City Star:

A man charged with fatally shooting an Indian immigrant last year at a suburban Kansas City bar pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder in the slaying that fanned fears of anti-immigrant violence following President Trump’s election.

Witnesses said Adam Purinton, who is white, yelled “Get out of my country!” before firing at two men who had stopped for an after-work drink at Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in the Feb. 22, 2017, attack. His friend Alok Madasani was wounded. The men, both 32, had come from India to the U.S. as students and worked as engineers at nearby GPS-maker Garmin.

Another man, Ian Grillot, was wounded when he tried to intervene.

Purinton faces life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years when he is sentenced May 4 for premeditated first-degree murder.

Purinton is 52 years old.

I suspect he won’t be missed.


  1. I wholeheartedly agree about him not being missed, but technically he hasn’t been sentenced yet and sentencing seems to often be where asshats get off easily when a judge or someone decides to “give them a chance”

    I will be very curious to see how this plays out once he is actually sentenced.

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