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The perpetrator of the shooting that left 5 people dead in an LGBTI bar in the USA is accused of a hate crime.

Anderson Lee Aldrichwho admitted being responsible for a shooting at an LGBT bar in Colorado (USA) who left 5 dead and 19 injured in November 2022, was accused this Tuesday of multiple hate crimes and is expected to plead guilty, informed the Department of Justice.

The prosecution alleges that on November 19, 2022, the defendant entered the premises Q Clubin Colorado Springswhere he opened fire indiscriminately due to the sexual orientation and gender identity of his victims.

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Federal authorities also charged Aldrich, 22, with gun-related crimes for killing five people, injuring 19 and attempting to murder 28 an intentional, deliberate, malicious and premeditated attack”at Club Q, detailed the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a statement.

On the night of the attack, the young man entered the nightclub for the first time at around 10:15 am local time, before heading to the bar’s garage. Around midnight he returned to the club armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a bulletproof vest and began shooting.

Last year, Aldrich, who defines herself as a non-binary person and identifies as Mx Aldrichpleaded guilty to the charges brought by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office for murder and attempted murder and agreed to serve five life sentences without the possibility of bail on the state charges.

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He Department of Justice said in the statement that a plea agreement exists and it is anticipated that the defendant will agree to plead guilty to all charges against him, including hate and weapons charges.

In 2016, a total of 49 people died in a shooting at an LGBT club Press in Orlando (Florida).

Source: Elcomercio

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