BUFFALO — The accused gunman in Saturday’s bloodbath at a grocery store in Buffalo appeared in courtroom on Thursday morning, going through a depend of homicide within the first diploma, as some members of the family of the ten folks he’s accused of killing seemed on.

The felony listening to, in Erie County courtroom, was adjourned by a choose till June 9, largely a procedural step in what’s prone to be a carefully watched case. The authorities have stated the suspect, Payton S. Gendron, 18, was an avowed racist who used an assault-style weapon to hold out an assault at a Tops grocery retailer in a predominantly Black part of Buffalo final weekend. Mr. Gendron is white, and all 10 individuals who died within the assault had been Black.

Mr. Gendron, who has pleaded not responsible, appeared briefly within the courtroom, carrying an orange jumpsuit, amid heavy safety. He faces life in jail if convicted.

In a quick assertion, the Erie County district lawyer, John J. Flynn, stated that Mr. Gendron continues to be held with out bail. He stated he would make no additional remark till a grand jury investigation is full.

A number of victims’ members of the family got here to observe Mr. Gendron’s felony listening to, however didn’t converse to reporters as they left.

The listening to on Thursday got here at the same time as grieving households started to organize for funerals within the coming days, and elected officers and political leaders continued to vow adjustments to legal guidelines and different insurance policies to counter the rise of white supremacy and gun violence.

On Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a collection of measures supposed to strengthen New York’s gun legal guidelines, in addition to requesting that the state lawyer normal, Letitia James, examine the social media platforms the place the suspected gunman was radicalized, posted racist writings and briefly streamed his assault.

The capturing erupted on a sunny Saturday afternoon on Buffalo’s East Aspect; along with the ten folks killed, three others had been injured. The authorities say that Mr. Gendron drove some 200 miles to Buffalo from his dwelling in Conklin, N.Y., to commit the capturing, after months of outlining his plans on a personal on-line diary that he stored on Discord, a chat utility.