Family of two Kansas City JCC shooting victims settle lawsuit with Walmart over sale of gun


(JTA) — The family of two of the victims of a white supremacist attack on two suburban Kansas City Jewish institutions settled a lawsuit with the national chain Walmart, which sold one of the shotguns used by the killer.

The terms of the settlement between Walmart and the family of William Corporon and his grandson, Reat Underwood, are confidential, the Kansas City Star reported Tuesday.

Frazier Glenn Miller shot Underwood, 14, and Corporon, 69, shot outside the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, in April 2014.

The shotgun Miller used to kill them was bought at a Walmart store in Republic, Missouri, a few days before the shooting. Miller, a convicted felon, could not legally purchase firearms, so he asked a friend to do it for him.

His third victim, Terri LaManno, was killed shortly after outside the nearby Village Shalom assisted-living facility. A lawsuit filed by her husband against Walmart, Friendly Firearms LLC and the man who purchased one of the guns for the shooter is pending.

Miller was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder. None of the victims were Jewish, but Miller assumed they were when he shot them. He was sentenced to death in November.

John Mark Reidle, 49, of Aurora, Missouri, pleaded guilty in October 2015 to falsely claiming on a federal form that he was buying the gun for himself.

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