‘He did not deserve a death like this’: wife of Kansas victim

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STORY: The wife of the Indian man shot and killed in a Kansas bar told reporters on Friday that her husband ‘did not deserve a death like this’.
“We made Kansas our home,” Sunayana Dumala, wife of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, said. “He wanted to do so much for this country.”
A white U.S. Navy veteran has been charged with killing Kuchibhotla, an engineer from India, and wounding two other men when he opened fire in a Kansas bar in what federal authorities were investigating on Friday as a possible hate crime that shocked the victim’s home country.
Adam Purinton, 51, was charged on Thursday in Johnson County, Kansas, with one count of premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder, District Attorney Stephen Howe told reporters.
If convicted of the state murder charges, Purinton faces a life sentence without eligibility for parole for 50 years, Howe said.
Purinton is accused of killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and wounding Alok Madasani, also 32, in Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, on Wednesday evening, police said. At least one bystander told the Kansas City Star the gunman shouted “get out of my country” before shooting the Indian victims.
The shooting on Wednesday night led news bulletins in India and triggered outrage on social media, where people voiced concern…

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