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Mar 07, 2018
2:30PM

US Navy veteran pleads guilty to Indian techie'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 pleaded guilty before a Kansas court. He was charged with first-degree murder of Kuchibhotla 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. 

He was also charged with hate crime. Purinton faces life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years when he is sentenced on May 4 for premeditated first-degree murder.Kuchibhotla and Madasani worked as engineers at Garmin, a tech company that makes GPS devices. The murder generated immense outrage in India. 

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