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El Paso Mass Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in 22 Deaths

FILE - Mourners visit the makeshift memorial near the Walmart in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 12, 2019, where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting.

The 21-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, pleaded not guilty Thursday during a brief initial hearing.

Police have said Patrick Crusius of Dallas confessed to the Aug. 3 mass shooting and that he targeted Mexicans.

Early Thursday afternoon, around 80 members of the public and 30 members of the press underwent security screening before filing into the courtroom on the top floor of the El Paso County Courthouse.

Among the crowd was a delegation from the Mexican Consulate. Eight Mexican citizens were killed in the attack and most of the victims had read more >>>

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