US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life: reports

Chicago (AFP) – A man in the US state of Kansas who shot dead an Indian immigrant while shouting “get out of my country,” was sentenced Friday to life in prison, according to media reports.

Adam Purinton had previously pleaded guilty to the racial slur-filled, drunken attack last year at a suburban bar and restaurant in the Midwestern state. 

He shot two Indian immigrant men and a bystander who had tried to intervene. 

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed. His friend Alok Madasani and bystander Ian Grillot were wounded. 

Purinton received the maximum punishment for the murder, and two sentences of 165 months each for the attempted murders, local television stations reported Friday.

While Purinton would be eligible for parole in 50 years, the 52-year-old was likely to spend the rest of his life in prison. 

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