By Kevin Murphy
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - A white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish facilities in Kansas in April is set to appear in court on Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether he should stand trial on capital murder charges.
Former Ku Klux Klan member Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, also known as Glenn Miller, is charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of Reat Underwood, 14, Underwood's grandfather, William Corporon, 69, and Terri LaManno, 53, in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas. He could be sentenced to death if convicted.
Prosecutors accuse Cross of shooting Underwood and Corporon to death at the Jewish Community Center on April 13, a Sunday afternoon, and then driving to a nearby Jewish retirement home where he killed LaManno.
A judge has ordered Cross to appear in person at the hearing in Johnson County District Court and has set aside up to three days for testimony and other evidence to be presented.
Cross, who is from the rural community of Aurora in southwest Missouri, is a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan group and a convicted felon known as Glenn Miller to law enforcement and human rights groups.
Before the shootings, Cross had posted on the Internet that he had an "obsessive hatred for Jews," although none of the people he is accused of killing were Jewish.
Cross is also accused of firing on other people at the facilities on April 13. He is represented by public defenders and is being held on a $10 million bond.
(Reporting by Kevin Murphy in Kansas City; Editing by Sandra Maler)