Buffalo Supermarket Gunman Who Killed 10 Black People in Racist Mass Shooting Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Charges

People stand in the parking lot of the Tops Friendly Market last week in Buffalo, N.Y., last week. (Joshua Bessex/AP)

The white gunman charged with killing 10 Black people in a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded not guilty Monday to federal hate crime charges that could be punishable by the death penalty.

Payton Gendron was indicted last week on hate crimes and weapons counts. The plea was entered in court by Gendron’s attorney, who said she hoped to resolve the case before trial. Wearing an orange jumpsuit and shackles, Gendron was silent during the brief arraignment.