Purinton changes plea; admits guilt in murder at Austin's Bar & Grill

Posted at 1:50 PM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 18:57:47-05

OLATHE, Kan. – The man charged in the shooting death of Srinivas Kuchibhotla and for shooting two others at an Olathe bar last February told a judge Tuesday he was guilty of the crimes.

In front of a Johnson County judge early Tuesday afternoon, Adam Purinton and his attorneys officially changed his plea from not guilty to guilty for all charges.

Purinton will now face sentencing for charges including premeditated first-degree murder and two other counts of attempted first-degree murder in the shootings of Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot.

During the plea hearing, Prosecutor Will Hurst shared details of the Feb. 22, 2017, shooting.

"As he entered the patio, he fired at least 8 shots from his gun, at close range, at Srinivas and Alok," Hurst said.

The judge accepted Purinton’s change of plea and set a sentencing date at 3 p.m. on May 4.

A release from the Johnson County District Attorney's office said Purinton will receive the maximum sentence on each count. The sentences will run consecutively in addition to any sentences from his pending federal case.

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