BUFFALO, N.Y. — A court case happening across the Atlantic Ocean is being connected to the mass shooting that happened here in Buffalo earlier this year.
The case involves 19-year-old Daniel Harris from Derbyshire, England who was just convicted of five counts of encouraging terrorism for videos he uploaded to the internet over the past two years.
In that case, the Times of London reports that British prosecutors claimed those videos inspired Tops shooter Peyton Gendron to carry out his attack.
Harris was arrested in England and now there's a chance he could face extradition to the U.S.
On Thursday 2 On Your Side's Michael Wooten asked local attorney and legal analyst Frank LoTempio III if there's any real connection to the Tops shooting and how he could be prosecuted for that.
"I don't know if there can be. I think he could be prosecuted again for promoting terrorism, which you'd have to look to the United States code for, because I don't think there's anything under the New York penal law which we've seen I don't think the DA's office won't do anything here locally but I don't think there's much of and any cause would be very hard to prove that there's a nexus between what the tops shooter did and this inspiration from this person in the UK," Lotempio said.