A young white supremacist was accused of committing a racist attack on Buffalo on May 14, by killing ten black people. This occurred at the border of the United States and Canada. He was arrested by a New York state court on Wednesday, June 1.
Payton Gendron (18) was on trial for "premeditated Murder" since the attack on a Buffalo grocery. He had initially pleaded not guilty to this charge.
A grand jury indicted him Wednesday after a brief appearance before a Buffalo court judge on May 19. He was charged with "murder", attempted murder, racism hate crime and act of terrorism. According to Erie County's prosecution, the incident occurred at the border of the eponymous Lake, which is shared by Canada and the United States.
The young man has been in detention since May 14 and will be released Thursday to face all of his criminal charges.
Ten people were killed and three others injured in the racist attack on a Tops grocery store in Buffalo. 11 of them were black. The alleged killer posted hundreds of online posts confirming that the attack was planned for months. In March, the young man also went on a reconnaissance trip to Buffalo from 300km further south.
Payton Gendron, who was credited with a racist, supremacist, and conspiratorial manifesto, had written months prior to the massacre that Payton Gendron wanted to kill black people. He also stated that he was targeting an isolated and poor neighborhood in Buffalo due to his high percentage of African Americans.
He also planned his attack minute by minute, creating a military outfit, a camera, and broadcasting his crime on Twitch.
The United States is still reeling after this shooting and the semi-automatic gun massacre at Uvalde, Texas school that killed 19 children and 2 teachers on May 24, by an 18-year old before he was murdered. The police shot and killed the suspect.