Buffalo White Supremacist Murderer Is Branded a ‘Coward’ as He Appears in Court Charged With Single Count of First-degree Murder: He Still Faces Federal Terror Charges

An 18 year-old white supremacist accused of murdering 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket stood silently in court Thursday after being indicted by a grand jury on a single count of first-degree murder.

Payton Gendron, who also faces federal terror charges, appeared in court wearing a white mask and bright orange jail scrubs, remained silent throughout the proceeding despite being heckled by a victim’s distraught family member who yelled out, ‘Payton, you’re a coward!’

The first-degree murder indictment, which covers all 10 deaths, was handed up Wednesday, Assistant district attorney Gary Hackbush announced in court.

In New York, prosecutors can charge a defendant with first-degree murder only under special circumstances, including when multiple people are killed in a single incident, like in the Buffalo shooting that claimed the lives of 10 people on Saturday. The single count against Gendron covers all 10 deaths at Tops Friendly Market.

No domestic terror charges have been filed in federal court at this time. Gendron will be back in court on June 9 at 9:30 a.m. He is being held without bail.

The courtroom remained quiet until the end as Gendron, cuffed and shackled was escorted out by a heavy security detail, only the sounds of his chains clinking, when one of the victims’ family members yelled out angrily at him from the courtroom gallery.

Thirteen people were struck by gunfire at the supermarket on Saturday, most of them black, and 10 of the victims died, before the gunman surrendered to police confronting him inside the store.

Shortly before the attack, Gendron posted hundreds of pages of writings to online discussion groups where he detailed his plans for the assault and his racist motivations.

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Source: Daily Mail