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>> 51-year old Adam Purinton, appearing in court Monday after a deadly shooting in Kansas last week that left one Indian engineer dead and two other men wounded. Eyewitnesses telling local media, the navy vet shouted racial slurs, then said, get out of my country at this bar in the suburbs of Kansas City.
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Later, allegedly gunning down Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounding his co-worker Alok Madasani. The FBI is now probing the shooting as a hate crime. Reuters correspondent Karen Dillon is at the courthouse.>> He was calm, emotionless. I was watching him via television from the jail, which is adjacent to the courthouse.
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He was wearing this army green, the suicide prevention smock. So, they apparently have him on suicide watch. He was asked about whether he needed a public defender and he said, yes. I'm asking the court to appoint counsel for me.>> Earlier Monday, Kuchibhotla's body was brought back to India for last rites.
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The shooting has sparked outrage there where people are denouncing the violence as a result of a climate of intolerance growing in the US. Making his first appearance since the attack, Madasani who was also wounded in the shooting and still on crutches joined hundreds of Kansans Sunday who came together to call for peace.
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>> It was rage and malice in an individuals heart that killed my friend, killed our friend. We are to ask all of you for tolerance of our diversity.>> In the days following the tragedy, over $1 million has been raised from an online crowdfunding campaign for the shooting victims.
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Purinton's next court appearance is scheduled for March 9th. His bond has been set for $2 million.