Man convicted of killing 2 at Kentucky store gets life term

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FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Gregory Bush is led into a courtroom for an arraignment on murder charges in Louisville, Ky. Bush, convicted of fatally shooting two Black shoppers at a Kentucky grocery store, was sentenced Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, to life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A white man convicted of fatally shooting two Black shoppers at a Kentucky grocery store has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Gregory Bush was sentenced Tuesday.

He pleaded guilty but mentally ill to two counts of murder and other charges.

The charges stemmed from a shooting at a Kroger in suburban Louisville in 2018 in which Maurice Stallard and Vickie Jones were killed.

Bush is set to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges in February.

Federal prosecutors allege the shooting was racially motivated.

Bush’s attorney argued he was suffering from schizophrenia and wasn’t medicated.

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(This story was originally published on December 15, 2020)

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