Gregory Bush: Accused Kroger killer pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges

Gregory Bush: Man accused of racially-motivated Kroger shooting appears in federal court

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man accused of killing two black people at a suburban grocery store pleaded not guilty to federal hate crimes Monday.

Gregory Bush, who is white, shot one person dead inside the Kroger store in Jeffersontown back in October, then shot and killed a second person outside the store, prosecutors claim.

Bush, 51, faces hate crime charges that could bring the death penalty. He has already pleaded not guilty in state court in the shooting deaths of Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones.

Shortly before the shooting, Bush was allegedly seen on surveillance video trying to break into a nearby church whose congregation is predominantly black.

Also at one point while he was leaving the shooting scene moments after the crime, he allegedly told a witness in the parking lot that “whites don’t kill whites.”

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