A Kansas man has been charged with a hate crime after he allegedly shot three men, killing one, at a bar in Olathe on Feb. 22. Two of the men were Indian nationals,
Adam W. Purinton, 52, of Olathe was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for allegedly killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and attempting to kill Alok Madasani, 32, because of their "actual and perceived race, color, religion and national origin."
According to court documents, Purinton allegedly made derogatory comments to the Indian men before they were shot.
The two men worked as engineers at Olathe-based Garmin. The third, Ian Grillot, 24, was shot and wounded while attempting to aid the other men. Purinton was previously charged by county prosecutors with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. He is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $2 million bond.
The indictment alleges that Purinton committed the offenses after "substantial planning and premeditation" and "attempted to kill more than one person in a single criminal episode, and knowingly created a grave risk of death to others on the scene."
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