Former Klansman Headed to Trial for Murder

     OLATHE, Kan. (CN) – The trial for a white supremacist accused of murdering three people at a Jewish community center last year is set to begin on Monday.
     F. Glenn Miller, 74, who fired his attorneys in May, will represent himself in the capital murder trial for the shooting deaths of William Corporon, 69, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Underwood, outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan.
     Miller also is accused of killing Terri LaManno, 53, outside the Village Shalom care center that day.
     Miller is a former Ku Klux Klan member who felt it was his duty to kill Jews before he died. All three of the victims were Christian.
     In a motion filed this summer, Miller called the killings “homicide by necessity” and has peppered previous hearings with frequent outbursts, hurling racial epithets and taunts at courtroom spectators.
     Jury selection for Miller’s trial began on Aug. 17 from a pool of 200 prospective jurors.
     Over the past week, Miller questioned prospective jurors, causing at least one person to leave the courtroom in tears after he asked her whether she would have stopped World War II if she could have done so.
     Miller’s unusual line of questioning also included asking prospective jurors how much they liked or hated him on a scale of one to ten.
     The selected jury consists of eight women and nine men. Opening statements begin on Monday at the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, an hour south of Kansas City.

%d bloggers like this: