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A 21-year-old man charged with capital homicide within the taking pictures rampage at a West Texas Walmart that killed 22 folks has pleaded not responsible. (October 10)
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Patrick Crusius, 21, from Allen, Texas, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to the killing of 22 folks within the mass shooting Aug. 3 at an El Paso Walmart.

Twenty-five folks have been wounded within the assault.

Crusius, who’s accused of utilizing an AK-47-style rifle within the assault, allegedly instructed authorities after his arrest that he supposed to kill as many Mexicans as doable and purportedly posted a white-supremacist manifesto on-line earlier than the assault.

He may face hate crimes prosecution for what federal authorities labeled an act of home terrorism.

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In court docket, Crusius instructed the choose he didn’t need to hear the costs learn towards him. He pleaded “not responsible.”

Decide Sam Medrano scheduled one other listening to for two p.m. Nov. 7.

El Paso County District Lawyer Jaime Esparza, who seeks the dying penalty for Crusius, declined to remark after the listening to.

Earlier than the arraignment, court docket officers had households of the victims enter by means of a separate line. A steel detector was arrange outdoors the courtroom door.

The court docket doorways opened at 1 p.m., and the court docket shortly crammed up.

After the arraignment, the households have been ushered out by means of a facet door. Journalists weren’t allowed to them within the courtroom.

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Officers from the Mexican consulate in El Paso attended the arraignment. Eight Mexican nationals have been killed within the assault.

Comply with Aaron Montes on Twitter: @aaronmontes91

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