Amended charges have suspected JCC shooter facing possible death sentence


(JTA) — The alleged gunman in a shooting spree at two Jewish agencies in Kansas City is facing a potential death sentence after prosecutors amended charges against him.

Prosecutors in Johnson County, Kansas, on Friday dismissed a charge of first-degree murder against Frazier Glenn Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, and consolidated the charges to capital murder, which carries a potential death sentence, the Kansas City Star reported.

Miller, 73, is accused of killing three people on April 13 outside the Overland Park JCC and the nearby Village Shalom senior facility. None of the victims were Jewish.

Miller also is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting at three others.

During their search of Miller’s home in Aurora, Mo., located about 200 miles from Kansas City, FBI agents found anti-Semitic paraphernalia, including a copy of “Mein Kampf” and a book Miller had written titled “A White Man Speaks Out.”

They also found a user’s manual for a shotgun, three boxes of ammunition and computer printouts with directions to area synagogues and kosher eateries, as well as the details of a Kansas City-area talent contest.

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