Washington, May 5: A Kansas man who killed Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounded two other men in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Olathe last year, has been granted life imprisonment.
A federal judge in Kansas on Friday awarded Purinton to life in prison for the first-degree murder of Kuchibhotla and 165 months imprisonment for each of the other two murder charges, news agency PTI reported.
In March this year, Adam Purinton, 52, had pleaded guilty to the charges of killing Kuchibhotla.
“I hope that this plea might, in some small way, help reduce the suffering that I have caused them all,” he said in his statement.
After the verdict, Kuchibhotla’s wife Sunayana Dumala,”Today’s sentencing in the murder of my husband will not bring back my Srinu, but it sends a strong message that hate is never acceptable”.
“I want to thank the District Attorney’s office and the Olathe police for their efforts to bring this man to justice,” she added.