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Man who shot 2 Indian men in Kansas bar to be sentenced

AP  |  Kansas City 

A man who fatally shot an Indian immigrant and wounded another in a suburban City bar is scheduled to be sentenced today on federal hate crime charges.

of agreed to a plea deal in May that recommended he be sentenced to life in prison on each of three hate crime charges, with the sentences to run consecutively.

Purinton reportedly yelled "Get out of my country" before killing 32-year-old and wounding Kuchibhotla's friend, Alok Madasani, in February 2017. A third man who tried to intervene was wounded.

The attack raised fears that immigrants faced more violence after Donald Trump's election and caused concern in over safety in the US.

The 53-year-old Purinton is already serving a life sentence in for premeditated first-degree murder.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 13:05 IST