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A Georgia man who claimed to be addicted to sex pleaded guilty on Tuesday to murdering four people as part of a shooting spree at Atlanta-area spas that highlighted the fear and intimidation felt by Asian Americans in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Robert Aaron Long, 22, is now expected to be transferred to Atlanta where he faces four additional counts of murder and where the district attorney has indicated she will pursue hate crimes and the death penalty.

Dressed in a white, button-down shirt with an open collar, and dress slacks and sporting a mohawk haircut, Long pleaded guilty in court to the four murders at a day spa in Cherokee County, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Atlanta.

Read more: Reuters

On Wednesday IMPD, the FBI and officials from the U.S. Department of Justice will give a final update on the mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility.

The press conference will be held at 11 a.m. at the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. IMPD Chief Randal Taylor, IMPD Deputy Chief of Investigations Craig McCartt, Federal Bureau of Investigations SAC Paul Keenan and U.S. Department of Justice, Acting United States Attorney John Childress are expected to speak.

In April, eight people were killed when a 19-year-old man opened fire at the FedEx facility. The victims range from 19 to 74 years old. They were all employees at FedEx and worked in the building.

IMPD said Brandon Hole was the gunman and took his own life after the killings. To this day, it’s not been clear why he opened fire and on Wednesday there is hope to learn more about a motive.

Read more: WISH (Indianapolis)

Fulton County’s district attorney said she believes Cherokee County prosecutors are near to making a plea deal with the alleged shooter in the shooting at several metro area spas, killing a total of eight people.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said that she has been informed that the Cherokee County case involving Robert Aaron Long is expected to be resolved at an arraignment next week.

“In my world that means they’ve reached a deal,” Willis said.

Long faces four counts of murder after investigators said he walked into Young’s Asian Massage spa off Bells Ferry Road and Highway 92 in Cherokee County and killed four people.

Read more: WSB-TV (Atlanta)

A federal grand jury has charged a local, self-identified “Incel” with attempting to conduct a mass shooting of women and with illegally possessing a machine gun.

Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, allegedly plotted to commit a hate crime, namely, a plan to shoot women at a university in Ohio. He was arrested by federal agents today.

Genco identified as an Incel or “involuntary celibate.” The Incel movement is an online community of predominantly men who harbor anger towards women. Incels advocate violence in support of their belief that women unjustly deny them sexual or romantic attention to which they believe they are entitled.  

According to the indictment, Genco maintained profiles on a popular Incel website from at least July 2019 through mid-March 2020. Genco was a frequent poster on the site.

Read more: Department of Justice

Norway on Thursday marks 10 years since anti-immigrant extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in the worst act of violence in the country since World War Two.

Breivik detonated a car bomb outside the prime minister's office in Oslo, killing eight, before driving to Utoeya island and shooting 69 people at a Labour Party youth camp on July 22, 2011.

The day's commemorations began with a memorial service outside what was once the prime minister's office - an empty shell since the attack due to disagreements over how to rebuild it - attended by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, survivors and relatives of the victims, political leaders and Norway's Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

Read more: Reuters