Payton Gendron, 18, had been on trial since the day of his attack on a Buffalo supermarket for
premeditated murderthe initial charge to which he had pleaded
After a first appearance of a few minutes on May 19 before a judge at the Buffalo court, a grand jury charged him on Wednesday with, among other things,
racist hate crime and act of
domestic terrorismaccording to the prosecution of Erie County, on the edge of the eponymous lake shared by the United States and Canada.
The young man, in detention since May 14, will appear Thursday afternoon to be served with all his charges.
This racist massacre at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo left 10 dead and 3 injured, 11 of whom were black people. She was meticulously prepared for months, as hundreds of internet posts from the alleged killer show.
The young man had also made a reconnaissance trip to Buffalo in March from his home 300 km further south.
In his messages and a racist, supremacist and conspiratorial manifesto attributed to him, Mr. Gendron had thus written several months before the massacre that he wanted to kill black people and that he was targeting a poor and isolated neighborhood of Buffalo because of its high proportion of African Americans.
He had also prepared his attack, minute by minute, planning a military outfit, a camera and the broadcast of his crime on the Twitch platform.
The United States is still reeling from this killing and the massacre, with a semi-automatic rifle in a school in Uvalde, Texas, of 19 children and 2 teachers on May 24 by another 18-year-old who was later shot dead by the police.