The gunman in the 2019 El Paso Walmart shooting has agreed to a major payout

El Paso Walmart shooting
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The Allen man already convicted in the 2019 mass murder at an El Paso Walmart has now been ordered to pay more than $5 million to the victims' families.

Four years ago, Patrick Crusius drove the 650 miles from Allen to El Paso where he gunned down 23 people, mostly Mexicans, after he published an anti-Mexican manifesto on social media.

Early this year, Crusius pleaded guilty to federal charges and received 90 consecutive life sentences.

The victim's families then sued in civil court for damages and a settlement has been reached for $5.7 million.

While federal prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, Texas prosecutors have said they will try to send Crusius to the execution chamber when he stands trial in state court. That trial date has not yet been set.

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