We are talking about 22-year-old Aaron Long, who in March staged a shooting in massage parlors. He was found guilty of four murders and sentenced to four life terms in prison, the Associated Press reports.
A Georgia court found 22-year-old Aaron Long, who staged a shooting in massage parlors in March, guilty of four murders and sentenced him to four life terms in prison. This was reported on Tuesday by the Associated Press.
According to him, Long, who staged a shooting in three massage parlors, where mainly people of Asian origin worked, confessed to all four murders. It is noted that if he had not pleaded guilty, the prosecutor’s office would have insisted on the death penalty. At the same time, Long can still be sentenced to capital punishment, since four more murders accused of him were committed that day in another district, and a separate trial will be held for them.
On March 16, in the city of Atlanta and its environs (Georgia), Long committed a shooting attack on three massage parlors. As a result, eight people were killed and one was injured. Six of the eight victims were from Asian countries. At the trial, Long said that the race of the victims was not the reason for the shooting.
The incident led to the fact that in the spring in different parts of the United States, hundreds of people staged protests against the manifestation of hatred against people of Asian descent. Retailers of weapons have recorded a sharp increase in demand for self-defense equipment among people with Asian appearances.