El Paso mass shooting suspect faces trial judge for first time

National News

October 10, 2019 - 10:43 AM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The 19-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Texas Walmart is set to face his trial judge Thursday for the first time since his arrest.

Patrick Crusius of Dallas is expected to appear in an El Paso courtroom for a brief hearing. Police say he confessed to the Aug. 3 mass shooting and that he carried out the attack targeting Mexicans.

Some two-dozen people survived the attack with injuries; Hospital officials say two victims are still in the hospital.

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