US Navy veteran pleads guilty to Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s murder

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US Navy veteran pleads guilty to Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s murder

A US Navy veteran today pleaded guilty to the murder of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas City last year that drew international attention.  Adam Purinton, 52, pleaded guilty before a Kansas court. He was charged with first-degree murder of Kuchibhotla, 32, and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the shootings of his friend, Alok Madasani, and a bystander, who chased Purinton after he fled the Austin's Bar and Grill in Olathe city on February 22 last year. Purinton, yelled, 'Get out of my country,' before shooting Kuchibhotla, who later died from injuries sustained in the attack. Kuchibhotla and Madasani worked as engineers at Garmin, a tech company that makes GPS devices.