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Report: Tops shooting suspect to plead guilty to charges

Payton Gendron faces 25 counts, including ten counts of first degree murder.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — There are reports that the Tops shooting suspect will plead guilty to state charges. A family member of one of the mass shooting victims confirmed this information with 2 On Your Side.

The story was first reported by the Buffalo News.   

Payton Gendron faces 25 counts, including ten counts of first-degree murder.

The shooting suspect was scheduled to be in court Monday, however his hearing was adjourned due to weather. No new court date has been scheduled.

Following the shooting, some of the families of the victims retained lawyers to potentially file civil lawsuits.

On Monday, 2 On Your Side got an update on where that legal process stands.

"I can tell you it's been a long investigation. We've been working with the federal prosecutors, we've been working with the state prosecutors, this is a potential death penalty case and because of that, the federal authorities and the state authorities have been very tight-lipped in sharing information with us. There's over three terabytes of information," says attorney John Elmore. 

Attorney John Elmore represents the estates of Katherine Massey and Andre MacNeil, and along with attorney Terry Connors who represents some of the other families, they will meet with prominent attorneys from across the U.S. who have successfully sued gun manufacturers on Tuesday to come up with their next steps for any potential civil lawsuits.

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