An avowed antisemite who testified that he wished to kill Jews and was sentenced to dying after he shot and killed three folks at Jewish websites in suburban Kansas Metropolis in 2014 has died in jail, the Kansas Division of Corrections mentioned Tuesday.
Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., 80, died Monday on the El Dorado Correctional Facility, the place he was serving a sentence for capital homicide, tried homicide, assault and firearms convictions.
An post-mortem might be carried out to find out a reason behind dying, however preliminary indications have been that Miller died of pure causes, Carol Pitts, a spokeswoman for the corrections division, mentioned in a information launch. She declined to remark additional on Miller’s dying or medical situation.
In March, Miller’s attorneys argued earlier than the Kansas Supreme Courtroom that his dying sentence ought to be overturned, partly as a result of they mentioned he shouldn’t have been allowed to characterize himself at trial.
Miller drove from his house in Aurora, Missouri, decided to kill Jews. On April 13, 2014, he ambushed William Corporon, 69; and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Underwood, on the Jewish Neighborhood Middle in Overland Park, Kansas. He then drove to the close by Village Shalom care middle and killed Terri LaManno. Not one of the victims have been Jewish.
Miller, often known as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., testified at trial that he wished to kill Jewish folks earlier than he died. He mentioned he didn’t anticipate to dwell lengthy as a result of he had power emphysema.
Throughout his trial and at his sentencing, Miller ceaselessly interrupted the proceedings to provide rambling statements about his perception that Jewish folks have been operating the federal government, media and the Federal Reserve.
Throughout his closing arguments at trial, Miller mentioned he had been “floating on a cloud” for the reason that killings. When he was convicted and when he was sentenced to dying, Miller raised his arm within the Nazi salute.
Miller was a Vietnam Conflict veteran who based the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in his native North Carolina and later the White Patriot Social gathering. He additionally ran on a white energy platform throughout campaigns for the U.S. Home in 2006 and the U.S. Senate in 2010 in Missouri.
In arguments earlier than the Kansas Supreme Courtroom in March interesting his dying sentence, Miller’s attorneys argued that he was incapable of understanding the authorized intricacies of an advanced dying penalty case and shouldn’t have been allowed to characterize himself, although he insisted on being his personal lawyer.
Lawyer Reid Nelson mentioned Miller’s standby attorneys ought to have been allowed to intervene in the course of the penalty part.