From the Wall Street Journal this morning:
"The 18-year-old gunman accused of killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket last month was charged by a county jury on Wednesday with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder.
"In addition to those charges, a grand jury in Erie County Court indicted the suspected gunman, Payton Gendron, on 13 charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder as a hate crime and one charge of weapons possession. The indictment said Mr. Gendron acted “because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color” of some of the victims.
"The domestic terrorism charge alone carries a sentence of life in prison without parole."
The arraignment is scheduled for today.
The Journal writes that authorities say that the indicted gunman "walked into a Tops Friendly Markets store in a predominantly Black neighborhood, where he fatally shot 10 people and injured three, authorities said, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States this year. All but two of the victims were Black. They included an 86-year-old woman, a retired Buffalo police lieutenant and a church deacon."