Payton Gendron Video – Man Sentenced For Life In Prison

Payton Gendron video
  • Payton Gendron’s video depicting a man trying to attack him in the courtroom during his hearing is circulating on social media. 
  • Payton Gendron, a white supremacist who killed ten black people in a Buffalo supermarket in May 2022, was sentenced to life in prison without parole. 
  • Gendron confessed his crimes, including murder and domestic terrorism, motivated by hate in November 2022. 

Payton Gendron’s video depicting a man trying to attack him in the courtroom during his hearing is circulating on social media

Payton Gendron, a 19-year-old white supremacist who killed ten black people in a Buffalo supermarket in May 2022, was sentenced to life in prison without parole. 

Gendron’s sentencing hearing was briefly disrupted when a man in the audience charged him, and the judge had to halt proceedings for about ten minutes. 

Gendron, who cried during some of the testimony, apologized to victims in a brief statement, while the relatives of his victims expressed their pain and rage. 

Gendron confessed his crimes, including murder and domestic terrorism, motivated by hate in November 2022. His hatred was fuelled by racist conspiracy theories he encountered online. 

Gendron wore bullet-resistant armor and a helmet equipped with a live-streaming camera. He attacked with a semiautomatic rifle, which he had modified to load with illegal high-capacity ammunition magazines. 

The judge imposed separate sentences of life without parole, one for each victim, to run concurrently, and denied Gendron youthful offender status, which would have given him a chance to re-enter society.

Several people who lost loved ones in the attack talked about their loss, anguish, and ire during the hearing. Some angrily condemned Gendron, while others quoted from the Bible or said they were praying for him. 

Several condemned him for deliberately attacking a black community far from his nearly all-white hometown. There were only three survivors after Gendron shot 13 people, specifically seeking out black shoppers and workers. 

He picked the Tops grocery store, about a three-hour drive from his home in Conklin, New York, because it was in a predominantly black neighborhood. 

His victims ranged in age from 32 to 86 and included a church deacon, the grocery store’s guard, a neighborhood activist, a man shopping for a birthday cake, a grandmother of nine, and the mother of a former Buffalo fire commissioner.

In documents posted online, Gendron said he hoped the attack would help preserve white power in the US. 

While a life prison sentence is guaranteed for Gendron, he also faces separate federal charges that could carry a death sentence if the US Justice Department chooses to seek it, and New York state does not have the death penalty. 

Gendron’s admission of guilt on the state charges is seen as a potential help in avoiding a death sentence in the penalty phase of any federal trial. 

In a December hearing, his defense attorney said Gendron is prepared to enter a guilty plea in federal court in exchange for a life sentence.

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