Payton Gendron is a mass shooter who would kill ten people during a shooting at a Buffalo supermarket back in May 2022. After pleading guilty earlier this year Payton Gendron will be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. The mass shooting which took place in a predominately black area was racially motivated with Payton Gendron admitting that he hoped the shooting would help preserve white power in the USA. Payton Gendron who still faces Federal charges where the death penalty could be on the table if prosecutors decide to pursue it.
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The man who admitted to killing 10 Black people in a Buffalo grocery store last year is being sentenced today.
Payton S. Gendron is in Erie County Court in front of Judge Susan Eagan.
Gendron, a White male, shot and killed 10 Black people and injured three others at the Tops on Jefferson Avenue on May 14, 2022
Gendron pleaded guilty on November 28, 2022, to 15 state charges.
- 10 counts of 1st-degree murder – 1 for each victim
- 1 count of domestic terrorism
- 3 counts of 2nd-degree attempted murder as a hate crime – 1 for each person injured
- 1 count of 2nd criminal possession of the weapon
Family members who lost loved ones in the May 14 shooting, survivors, as well as others who have been left traumatized gave victim impact statements in court.
A woman representing the grandchildren of Buffalo mass shooting victim Ruth Whitfield, in her statement, she spoke to Gendron, “You thought you broke us, but you awoke us. Despite our battle scars, you will not win the war.
You are a cowardly racist.”Emotions are running high as family members share their statements.
During the emotional statement by Barbara Massey, the sister of Katherine Massey, a man standing next to her lunged toward Gendron. Several court officers retrained the man and removed him from the courtroom.