The Latest on Jewish shootings: Miller returns to stand

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Posted: Sep 01, 2015 6:44 PM
The Latest on Jewish shootings: Miller returns to stand

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The latest on the sentencing of a white supremacist convicted of capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

The death penalty phase has wrapped up its first day in the trial of a man convicted of killing three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. called himself to the stand Tuesday.

To support his anti-Semitic beliefs, he showed news articles and played videos of himself and others marching with Confederate flags. He also played videos of prominent figures, including Russian President Vladimer Putin and longtime Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke.

He briefly interrupted his testimony to question Alex Linder, a Kirksville, Missouri, man described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a neo-Nazi and operator of a racist website.

The prosecution called just one witness, a police detective.

Defense testimony will resume Wednesday.

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11:15 a.m.

Prosecutors are asking jurors to impose a death sentence for a white supremacist convicted of capital murder for killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites.

During his opening statement Monday in the sentencing phase, assistant prosecutor Chris McMullin called Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. a "proud and remorseless killer that regrets only that he didn't kill more people."

Miller, who is representing himself, said he never denied the shootings. He called them "righteous" and "honorable."

Prosecutors were expected to only call one witness before Miller takes the stand in his own defense.