During his sentencing hearing, court officers removed Payton Gendron, the White Supremacist convicted of killing 10 Black people in a Buffalo supermarket, from the courtroom Wednesday after someone in the audience rushed at him but was restrained by an officer.
You don’t know what we’re going through,” a man shouted as he was led away by court officers. For several minutes thereafter, family members hugged and calmed each other.
Relatives of several victims are expected to speak during the hearing, giving them an opportunity to address the judge and the killer responsible for their sorrow.
Gendron, now 19, wore bullet-resistant armor and a helmet equipped with a livestreaming camera as he carried out the May 14 attack. He killed his victims with a semiautomatic rifle, purchased legally but then modified so he could load it with high-capacity ammunition magazines that are illegal in New York.