The Latest: Jury recommends death in Jewish site shootings

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Posted: Sep 08, 2015 2:59 PM
The Latest: Jury recommends death in Jewish site shootings

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

2 p.m.

A jury is recommending a death sentence for the white supremacist who fatally shot three people at Jewish sites in Kansas last year.

Jurors announced their decision Tuesday for 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who was convicted of capital murder last week.

The Missouri man admitted killing 69-year-old William Corporon and Corporon's 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, and 53-year-old Terri LaManno at a nearby retirement center.

Miller, who founded a Ku Klux Klan chapter in North Carolina, espoused his anti-Semite views during the trial. None of his victims was Jewish.

The judge overseeing the trial will now decide whether to follow the jury's sentencing recommendation.

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12:30 p.m.

A man convicted of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas has told jurors he doesn't care whether they sentence him to death.

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. was convicted of capital murder last week in the April 2014 shootings. Jurors are deciding whether to recommend a death sentence.

During closing arguments Tuesday in the trial's sentencing phase, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe asked for the death penalty.

The 74-year-old Miller, an avowed anti-Semite, told jurors: "Frankly, my dears, I don't give a damn."

The Missouri man admitted killing 69-year-old William Corporon, and Corporon's 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park before shooting 53-year-old Terri LaManno at the nearby Village Shalom retirement center. None of the victims was Jewish.

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6:15 a.m.

A white supremacist will make his final plea to jurors before they consider whether he should receive the death sentence for killing three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

Frazier Glenn Miller is acting as his own attorney in his capital murder trial. The 74-year-old man and the prosecution will wrap up their cases Tuesday morning.

Miller, of Aurora, Missouri, says he targeted Jewish sites to stop genocide against the white race. None of his victims was Jewish. Miller blames a "case of mistaken identity."

On Friday, when jurors were not in the courtroom, he said he is more likely to be considered a martyr if he is put on death row.

Kansas has not carried out an execution since reinstating the death penalty in 1994.