A Jew who testified that he wanted to kill the Jews and was sentenced to death. After he shot and killed three people. At a Jewish site in a Kansas City suburb in 2014 died in a prison, the Kansas Department of Corrections said Tuesday.
Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., 80, died Monday at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, where he was charged with manslaughter, attempted murder, assault and a firearm conviction.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. But the initial indication was that Miller died of natural causes, Corrections spokeswoman Carol Pitts said in a press release. She declined to comment further on Miller̵7;s death or illness.
In March, Miller’s lawyers argued before the Kansas Supreme Court that his death penalty should be overturned.In part because they said he shouldn’t be allowed to represent himself at the trial.
Miller drove from his home in Aurora, Missouri, intending to kill Jews on April 13, 2014, he ambushed 69-year-old William Corporon and his 14-year-old grandson Reat Underwood at Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas He then drove to the nearby Village Shalom care center and murdered Terri LaManno, none of the victims were Jews.
Miller, known as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., testified at trial that he wanted to kill Jews before his death. He said he did not expect to live that long because he had chronic emphysema.
During his trial and trialMiller frequently interrupted litigation to provide wording on his belief that Jews act against the government, the media and the Federal Reserve.
During his argument At the trial, Miller said he “Floating in the cloud” since the killing When he was found guilty and when he was sentenced to death, Miller raised his arm to pay his respects to the Nazis.
Miller is a Vietnam War veteran who founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in his native North Carolina and later the White Patriotic Party. He also ran on the white power stage during the 2006 campaign for the US House of Representatives and the 2010 US Senate in Missouri.
In arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in March filed an appeal against his death sentence, Miller’s attorney argued that he could not understand the legal complexity of the complex death penalty case and should not be taken. It is allowed to represent himself, even if he insists on his own prosecutor.
Prosecutor Red Nelson said Miller’s standby attorneys should be allowed to intervene during the punishment.
John Hanna, a writer for the Associated Press in Topeka, Kansas, contributed to the report.
The story has been edited to state that Miller is known as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., not Frazier Glenn Close.