Buffalo supermarket shooter could face death penalty for white supremacy attack

Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against the Buffalo, New York, supermarket shooter who opened fire and killed ten people in the 2022 mass shooting.

Justice Department prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday that they will seek capital punishment for Payton Gendron, 20, who is already serving a life sentence in prison with no chance for parole after pleading guilty to state charges of murder and hate-motivated domestic terrorism. New York does not invoke the death penalty.

Gendron had promised to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges if prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, but the Justice Department had the option to do so. It is unclear now how Gendron will plead.

United States Attorney of Western New York Trini Ross said
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