'There can be no mercy for you': Buffalo shooter sentenced to life in prison

A community member tends to a memorial outside of a Tops supermarket in Buffalo.
(Image credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Payton Gendron, the 19-year-old gunman who killed 10 Black people in a racially-motivated supermarket shooting last spring, was on Wednesday sentenced to life in prison without parole following what The New York Times described as an "emotional and dramatic hearing."

Proceedings were interrupted twice: once after a man lunged at Gendron, and again when "a member of the audience began screaming and cursing" at the defendant as he issued a brief apology, per the Times.

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