The Latest: Victims' families commend jury's death sentence

The Latest: Victims' families commend jury's death sentence

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 8, 2015 at 3:01 p.m.


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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):

3:50 p.m.

Relatives of the three people fatally shot by a white supremacist outside Jewish sites in Kansas are commending jurors for recommending a death sentence.

A Johnson County jury came to the decision Tuesday in the trial of 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. The same jury convicted Miller of capital murder last week.

Miller has repeatedly admitted killing 69-year-old William Corporon; Corporon's 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood; and Terri LaManno in April 2014. They were shot at two different locations in Overland Park.

After the sentence was read, Tony Corporon, William Corporon's son, said he'd just "witnessed justice in action."

Terri LaManno's husband, William LaManno, also said the criminal justice system worked and "the people of Kansas have spoken loud and clear."

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

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2:35 p.m.

The judge overseeing the trial of a Missouri man convicted of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas has set a formal sentencing hearing for November.

Jurors recommended a death sentence Tuesday for 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. The avowed white supremacist, who has repeatedly admitted to the killings, was convicted of capital murder last week.

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe had urged the jury to recommend a death sentence, saying Miller's actions "are clearly the type of case the death penalty was made for."

In a rambling, hour-long closing statement earlier Tuesday, Miller told jurors he didn't care what sentence they handed down.

The judge will consider the jury's recommended sentence. The hearing is set for Nov. 10.

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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.

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