USA - Kansas Race Murderer 'Thought His Indian Victim Was Iranian'

In Kansas, Adam Purinton shot Srinivas Kuchibhotla four times, killing him, and shot two of his friends as well.

Kuchibhotla, originally from India, worked as an engineer for Garmin in Kansas.

The reason given by Purinton ?

Because they looked a bit Iranian ... and he though they were muslims.

The case was tried under the basis of Hate Crime and Purinton has been given a Life Sentence with no possibility of Parole for 50 years, plus extra sentences for the two attempted murders. He only just narrowly avoided a death sentence.

Kuchibhotla's wife Sunayana made a statement to Purinton saying ...
If you could have kept your anger inside and spoke to my husband softly, Srinu would have been more than happy to share his background and help you understand that not every brown skinned person is suspicious or evil, but kind, smart and contributing to America.

Instead you chose to rage and bully in anger and when you were stopped, you decided to take their lives. 
Stephen McAllister, U.S. Attorney for Kansas said ...
No matter who you are, what you believe, or how you worship, you should be able to live without fear of becoming a victim of hate crimes.

We hope today’s sentencing brings some closure for the victims and their families.