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Walmart Shooter Agrees to Pay More Than $5M to Families

Patrick Crusius killed 23 people in Texas attack

(Newser) - A white Texas gunman who killed 23 people in a racist attack on Hispanic shoppers at a Walmart in 2019 agreed Monday to pay more than $5 million to families of the victims. Patrick Crusius was sentenced to 90 consecutive life sentences in July after pleading guilty to federal hate...

El Paso Gunman Receives 90 Life Sentences

Patrick Crusius killed 23 people at a Walmart

(Newser) - A white gunman who killed 23 people in a racist attack on Hispanic shoppers at a Walmart in a Texas border city was sentenced Friday to 90 consecutive life sentences but could still face more punishment, including the death penalty. Patrick Crusius, 24, pleaded guilty earlier this year to nearly...

Mass Shooting Defendant Enters Guilty Pleas to Federal Charges

Death sentence is still possible if state wins capitol murder conviction in El Paso slayings

(Newser) - A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of killing nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at an El Paso Walmart, changing his plea weeks after the federal government said it wouldn't seek the death penalty for the hate crimes and firearms violations. Patrick...

Feds Won't Seek Death for Shooter Accused of Killing 23

Patrick Crusius accused of opening fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in 2019

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at a West Texas Walmart in 2019, per the AP . The Department of Justice disclosed the decision not to pursue capital punishment against Patrick Crusius in a...

In Domestic Terrorism Data, a Clear Trend Emerges
In Domestic Terrorism Data,
a Clear Trend Emerges

In Domestic Terrorism Data, a Clear Trend Emerges

Attacks by far-right groups, often white supremacists, lead the way

(Newser) - The Washington Post has done a deep dive into domestic terrorism incidents in the US over the last six years and found a clear trend: Attacks by far-right groups have far exceeded those by far-left groups. Some highlights from the analysis, based on data from the Center for Strategic and...

Walmart Shooting Claims Another Victim, 8 Months on

Guillermo 'Memo' Garcia dies of his injuries

(Newser) - The death toll from the August mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart is now 23. More than eight months after he was shot in the store's parking lot, Guillermo “Memo” Garcia has died, KTSM reports. The soccer coach leaves behind his wife and two children . Twenty girls...

Hero of Walmart Shooting Was Homeless: Cops

El Paso police finally identify transient day laborer Lazaro Ponce as man who rescued infant

(Newser) - El Paso police say they've finally identified a hero of the mass shooting that killed 22 people at a Walmart on Aug. 3. Surveillance footage captured a man running out of the store carrying an infant whose parents had been fatally shot . A second video showed the man approaching...

As El Paso Survivors Struggle, Defendant Pleads Not Guilty

Victims' relatives attend brief hearing

(Newser) - The man charged with killing 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso appeared in court Thursday, pleading not guilty to capital murder charges. He told the judge he didn't want the charges read to him, USA Today reports. Police documents said that he had confessed to the Aug....

Cops: El Paso Shooting 'Hero' Made Up His Story

Chris Grant was honored by President Trump Monday

(Newser) - For many people, the day they visited the White House to be honored for heroic actions would be one to remember with pride. It didn't work out that way for El Paso mass shooting survivor Christopher Grant. The 50-year-old was arrested by Secret Service agents when he arrived with...

Walmart Announces Its Plans for El Paso Store Where 22 Died

Mass shooting site will reopen with a rebuilt interior

(Newser) - Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of the building will first be rebuilt. The renovated store will include an on-site memorial honoring the victims of the shooting, many...

Letter Sent by Texas Governor Day Before El Paso Is Published

Aug. 2 letter cited undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other high-profile Republicans in the state have "faced increasing scrutiny over their anti-immigrant language" in the aftermath of the El Paso mass shooting, observes the Guardian . Some of that scrutiny is now turning to an "urgent" fundraising letter from Abbott that was dated...

Alleged El Paso Shooter Now on Suicide Watch

El Paso suspect is accused of killing 22

(Newser) - Jail officials do not want alleged El Paso mass shooter Patrick Crusius to become the next Jeffrey Epstein. An El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesperson tells KVIA that the 21-year-old is now on suicide watch at the El Paso County Detention Facility, where he was already segregated from the...

Hundreds Came for His Wife's Funeral. Then One Came for His Car

Antonio Basco's SUV was stolen and wrecked a day after he buried wife killed in El Paso shooting

(Newser) - Antonio Basco, whose wife was killed in the El Paso mass shooting, may have had some of his faith in humanity restored when hundreds of strangers turned up for her funeral . The next day, however, his SUV was stolen and wrecked, ABC7 reports. "WTF is wrong with people,"...

He Invited Strangers to His Wife's Funeral. Hundreds Came

Mourners joined Antonio Basco in paying respects to wife Margie Reckard, killed in El Paso shooting

(Newser) - He invited them, and they came. Antonio Basco, whose wife, 63-year-old Margie Reckard, was killed in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, didn't have family of his own in the El Paso area and was worried not many people would show at her funeral, so...

Beto Rejoins the Race, With New, Trump-Centric Strategy

O'Rourke says he'll now frame his White House bid as a battle against the president

(Newser) - Democrat Beto O'Rourke rejoined the presidential race on Thursday following a nearly two-week pause—using a speech in his Texas hometown where a mass shooting killed 22 people to overhaul his White House bid and argue that President Trump is morally unfit for a second term. The former congressman...

No Family Left After Wife Killed in El Paso, Man Issues an Invite

Antonio Basco has invited the general public to Friday funeral for Margie Reckard, 63

(Newser) - Antonio Basco lost his "angel" in the El Paso mass shooting , and now he's inviting the public to her funeral. Basco's wife, Margie Reckard, 63, was one of the 22 victims fatally shot in a Walmart earlier this month, and because Basco has no remaining family now...

Mexicans Were His Target, El Paso Suspect Said: Police

Court filing says he told officers he wanted to kill Mexicans

(Newser) - "I'm the shooter," Patrick Crusius said, his hands up, when he was arrested Saturday after the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso. Police filed an affidavit Friday detailing the arrest. Crusius is charged with capital murder in the deaths of 22 people, the New York ...

Police Identify Armed Man Arrested at Walmart

It's still not clear what charges Dmitriy Andreychenko will face

(Newser) - We now know the identity of the man who set off a scare at a Missouri Walmart by walking in with a tactical rifle. But little else—including his motive and any possible charges—remain unclear. On Friday, police identified the man as 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko, reports the AP . He...

Tucker Carlson Faces New Advertiser Heat
Tucker Carlson's Job Looks
Safe Amid New Controversy
the rundown

Tucker Carlson's Job Looks Safe Amid New Controversy

Fox host made controversial comments on white supremacy before leaving for vacation

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is once again in the hot seat over controversial comments, and Carlson is now on vacation until Aug. 19 as critics ramp up calls for an advertiser boycott. The latest flap is Carlson's assertion, in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting , that white...

2 Opposing Takes on Trump's El Paso Visit
2 Opposing Takes
on Trump's El Paso Visit

2 Opposing Takes on Trump's El Paso Visit

Critic sees it as possible turning point against him, while supporter sees Democrats' hypocrisy

(Newser) - President Trump's visits on Wednesday to El Paso and Dayton to meet with victims of the cities' mass shootings have led to polar-opposite reactions. Two examples:
  • A critic: In the New York Times , El Paso native Richard Parker writes that Trump "seemed to shrink" in the city. "

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