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Patrick Crusius biography: 13 things about Allen, Texas man

Patrick Wood Crusius is a white man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Allen, Collin County, Texas with his twin sister Emily Crusius, their older brother Blake Crusius and their parents Bryan Crusius and Lori Crusius. Lori worked as a hospice admissions nurse while Bryan is a therapist. Bryan and his first wife Kathleen Crusius have one son together named Austin Crusius. In 2011, Lori filed for divorce against Bryan.
  2. In 2014, his father released a memoir titled “Life Enthusiasm: A Path to Purpose Beyond Recovery“, which gave details of his father’s drug and alcohol abuse for decades.
  3. In June 2017, he graduated from Plano Senior High School in Plano, Texas.
  4. In August 2017, he entered Collin College in McKinney, Collin County, Texas.
  5. In June 2019, he legally purchased a GP WASR-10 semiautomatic rifle and 1,000 rounds of hollow-point ammunition online. On June 27, 2019, his mother called the Allen Police Department because she was concerned about him owning an AK-type firearm.
  6. Just before 10:40 a.m. on August 3, 2019, he opened fire at a Walmart store near the Cielo Vista Mall on the east side of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, killing 23 people and wounding 23 others.
  7. On September 12, 2019, a grand jury in Texas indicted him on capital murder charges.
  8. On October 10, 2019, he pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges.
  9. On February 6, 2020, he was charged with 90 federal charges, which are 23 counts of a hate crime involving an attempt to kill, 23 counts of use of a firearm during a crime, 22 counts of committing a hate crime resulting in death and 22 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder.
  10. On February 12, 2020, he made his initial appearance in federal court and waved his federal bond hearing.
  11. On July 23, 2020, he pleaded not guilty to 90 federal charges and waived his arraignment on those charges.
  12. In February 2022, federal prosecutors asked for a June 2023 trial date while his defense team requested a trial start date of March 2025 or later.
  13. He was 24 years when he pleaded guilty on February 8, 2023 to 90 federal hate crime and weapons charges before U.S. District Judge David Guaderrama in a courtroom in El Paso.

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