A January preliminary hearing was set Friday in the alleged hate crime killing at an Olathe bar.
Adam Purinton is charged in Johnson County District Court with first-degree murder in the February killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old Garmin engineer from India who was in the country on a work visa.
Purinton, 52, is also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting two other men in the incident at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe.
The preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 16 and 17.
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At the hearing, prosecutors will publicly present evidence and testimony in the case for the first time.
Purinton is also charged in federal court, where prosecutors allege that Kuchibhotla and a co-worker were targeted because of their “actual and perceived race, color, religion and national origin.”