A federal court in the United States has sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Anderson Lee Aldrich24, who murdered five people and injured 19 others during a shooting that occurred in 2022 at Club Q, an LGTBI+ venue in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.

Furthermore, the jury has added to the sentence another 190 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 74 federal crimes for hate crimes and weapons possession, as announced by the American television network CNN.

“Driven by hate, the accused shot members of the LGTBI+ community in a place that represented belonging, security and acceptanceseparating five people from their loved ones, injuring 19 others and spreading fear throughout the country,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said after the sentencing.

It is worth remembering that Aldrich already He was serving a 2,008-year sentence. prison after accepting five state charges of first-degree murder and another 46 charges of attempted murder last year. Additionally, he identifies as non-binary and uses the pronoun they. Club Q was considered a safe space for the LGTBI+ community in a city with precedents for attacks against this group.