. Judge calls on federal prosecutors to decide if they’ll seek death penalty in Buffalo mass shooting case « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ABC NEWSGendron, 18, said at the U.S. District Court hearing that he has all of $16 to his name, prompting U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Schroeder to assign him “learned counsel” – attorneys with experience in death penalty cases – from the Federal Public Defenders Office. “This case has now been around for a month. I would hope the Department of Justice would undertake steps that would reasonably bring about” a decision whether to seek the death penalty, Schroeder said. Prosecutors told the judge they will inform their superiors of his request, but noted no decision could be made before an indictment is returned.

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