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Officials Say Gunman Drove More Than 3 Hours to Buffalo to Commit Hate Crime

Ten were killed, several others wounded

The gunman accused of killing 10 people, and wounding three others, Saturday afternoon at a Buffalo supermarket is a teenager who drove 3½ hours from his small town in the Southern Tier to carry out the hate-fueled attack, authorities said.

Payton S. Gendron, 18, of Broome County, was arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah on a first-degree murder charge. If found guilty, he faces a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole.

Gendron pleaded not guilty and was remanded without bail. He told the judge "I understand my charges." Defense attorney Brian Parker requested a forensic examination for Gendron, whose next court appearance is set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

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