Jury Begins Deliberations as Frazier Cross Booted From Court in Jewish Center …

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Jury Begins Deliberations as Frazier Cross Booted From Court in Jewish Center Killings Trial.

Frazier Glenn Cross, the white supremacist on trial in the killings of three people at two Kansas Jewish centers last year, was ejected from the courtroom Monday after he angrily dismissed all of the court officers as Jewish sympathizers. Jurors began deliberations in Olathe, Kansas, later in the afternoon on three charges of capital murder and three charges of attempted first-degree murder. The 74-year-old Aurora, Missouri, man said he was motivated by “the genocide against white people by Jews” and urged jurors to “show great courage” by finding him not guilty. A Kansas judge has called a 30-minute recess in closing arguments of a white supremacist’s murder trial after the defendant said he had a medical issue and couldn’t continue. He spent much of Friday explaining how he wanted to kill as many Jewish people as possible on April 13, 2014, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the Village Shalom retirement center.

District Attorney Steve Howe gave his closing argument Monday in the case against Frazier Glenn Miller, who is accused of killing three people in April 2014 at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area. On Monday, Cross — a former leader of the defunct White Patriot Party of North Carolina who is also known as Glenn Miller — erupted during jury instructions when Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan told jurors not to consider “sympathy and prejudice” for either side, The Associated Press reported. William Corporon, 69, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Underwood, outside the community center and Terri LaManno, 53, outside the retirement center. In a study released in March, the Anti-Defamation League reported a 21 percent increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in 2014 (912) compared with the year before (751). “While the overall number of anti-Semitic incidents remains lower than we have seen historically, the fact remains that 2014 was a particularly violent year for Jews both overseas and in the United States,” ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said in a statement.

He testified on Friday that he felt justified because of his belief that Jewish people are trying to destroy the “white race.” None of his victims was Jewish. The Christian Science Monitor’s Mark Guarino reported in the aftermath of Miller’s attack that the Missouri man was well known to law-enforcement officials. [Miller] has been entrenched in the hate movement for at least four decades, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit civil rights organization in Montgomery, Ala., which tracks hate group activity.

A judge has ejected a white supremacist from a Kansas courtroom after the man objected to jury instructions in his murder trial, saying he doesn’t respect the process.

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