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Tue May 19, 2020, 12:18 AM

El Paso Walmart mass shooter cases inch closer to trial despite COVID-19 pandemic

Federal and state cases against the shooter accused of killing 23 people at an El Paso Walmart last year continue to progress despite the COVID-19 pandemicís impact on the justice system.

Several motions have been filed in the past few months as the cases against Patrick Crusius inch closer to trial.

Crusius is accused of killing 23 people and injuring more than two dozen people in the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Cielo Vista-area Walmart.

The shooting is believed to have been motivated by racial hatred as law enforcement and federal prosecutors alleged that Crusius, who is white, admitted to targeting Hispanics in the shooting.

Read more: https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2020/05/18/el-paso-walmart-mass-shooting-cases-inch-closer-trial-despite-covid-19/5192968002/

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