Death or Life in Prison|for Racist Murderer

     OLATHE, Kan. (CN) – It took a Kansas jury two hours Monday to convict a racist of capital murder, after he said he would smile on his deathbed, proud of his anti-Semitic killing spree.
     Johnson County Jurors convicted F. Glenn Miller aka Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 74, of murdering Dr. William Corporon, 69, his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Underwood, and Terri LaManno, 53.
     Miller, who represented himself after firing his attorneys, said he wanted to kill as many Jews as possible, though all of his victims were Christian.
     He killed Corporon and his grandson at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park on April 13, 2014, then shot LaManno at point-blank range outside the Village Shalom care center, where she was visiting her mother.
     Jurors also convicted Miller of three counts of attempted first-degree murder for firing a shotgun at three other people at the Jewish sites and one count of aggravated assault for pointing a shotgun in a woman’s face and asking her if she was Jewish before walking away when she told him no.
     The verdict came after an emotional morning in which Judge Kelly Ryan had Miller momentarily removed from the courtroom after an outburst during reviewing jury instructions.
     “I have no respect for this court or you,” Miller told the judge. “In fact, I hate every damn one of you because you’re whores to the Jews.”
     Miller, who compared himself to George Washington during the trial, told the judge that if Washington were there, the Father of his Country would shoot the judge and assemble a lynch mob to hang the court staff.
     Miller spent the morning objecting to Ryan’s jury instructions, which Miller called “radical dictates.”
     “You’re not giving the jury any chance at all to find me not guilty”” said Miller, who on Friday told jurors in nonchalant detail exactly how he murdered each victim.
     In his closing argument, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe cited ballistics and DNA evidence that proved Miller was the shooter, and Miller’s own statement that he wanted to kill as many Jews as possible.
     “Everything he did that day was with one intent, to kill people,” Howe said. “He chose that day because there would be a good group of people together and he could kill as many as possible.”
     Miller began his closing argument by scrawling “Diversity is a code word for genocide!” in marker on a white board and asking the jury to find him “not guilty on all charges.”
     He told jurors of sleepless nights “tormented by images” of white children subjected to integrated schools and neighborhoods. He said his hatred of Jews was instilled 48 years ago by his father, who told him that Jews controlled the country and hated white people.
     “Everything I did, I did for our people,” Miller told the all-white jury. Miller said he’d worked within the system to stop “genocide of the white race” for 48 years, and that “armed revolution was my only option.”
     He described a feeling of “floating on a cloud” after his murderous rampage. “I felt such overpowering joy and celebration. For the first time in 48 years, I felt free, free, free. It was such a glorious feeling.”
     Miller told jurors he would “die with a smile on my lips” recalling the murders and hoped to be remembered as a martyr.
     Prosecutor Howe doubted it. “He wants to be king, to bring down edicts to decide who lives and who dies,” he told the jury. “But that’s not the rule here in Kansas.”
     Upon hearing the verdict, Miller gave a Nazi salute. “I believe I just heard the fat lady sing,” he said.
     Jurors Tuesday were to deliberate whether to sentence Miller to death by lethal injection or to life in prison without parole.

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