Suspected Kansas City JCC shooter receives month-long delay from court


(JTA) — The suspect in the shootings of three people at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City appeared in court and asked for a month-long delay in the proceedings.

Frazier Glenn Miller, who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Cross, appeared before Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan on Thursday. The judge agreed to set the next hearing for May 29.

Cross has not yet entered a plea and is being held in jail on a $10 million bond. He appeared in court wearing his orange prison jumpsuit and sitting in a wheelchair.

Miller is suspected of killing William Lewis Corporon, a retired physician, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., and then shooting to death Terri LaManno, a Catholic mother of two, in the parking lot at Village Shalom, a Jewish assisted-living facility a few blocks away, where she was visiting her mother.

None of the three victims were Jewish.

The Southern Poverty Law Center was the first to identify the gunman as Miller, of Aurora, Mo. It said he was the grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s and subsequently a founder of the White Patriot Party. The center said he served three years in prison on weapons charges and for plotting the assassination of its founder, Morris Dees.

ABC reported Thursday that Cross was given that name and a new Social Security number and place to live in 1990, when he was released from prison. The purpose reportedly was to separate him from his White Supremacist past.


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