Adam Purinton, the man accused of killing an Indian national at an Olathe bar and grill in February, will have a preliminary hearing Sept. 18.
Purinton, 51, is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 22 shooting of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old Garmin engineer who was in the country on a work visa. Purinton is also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and wounding Alok Madasani, another 32-year-old engineer at Garmin, and 24-year-old Ian Grillot of Olathe.
At least one witness said Purinton yelled, “Get out of my country,” before opening fire at Austins Bar & Grill. Grillot was shot as he tried to apprehend the shooter.
Purinton was in Johnson County District Court on Monday. The judge set the date for his preliminary hearing.
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Purinton remains in the Johnson County jail with bond set at $2 million.
The FBI is also investigating the case as a possible hate crime.