Supremacist Vows to ‘Die a Martyr’ for Jewish Site Killings

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Jury starts deliberating murder case against F. Glenn Miller Jr..

OLATHE, Kan. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. said his motive for killing three people outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last year was simple: Jews have too much power and must be stopped. “I had no criminal intent.A white supremacist charged with killing three individuals at Jewish websites in suburban Kansas Metropolis spent greater than two hours Friday telling jurors how he deliberate the assaults and is sorry he did not kill extra individuals.

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.

During the prosecution’s closing, District Attorney Steve Howe cited a “mountain of evidence” against Miller, who is charged with capital murder in the April 2014 shootings at two Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas. All of the three reveals Miller tried to introduce — a video of him in army uniform main the White Patriot Get together and two information articles — Friday morning have been disallowed. After an almost three-hour lunch break, Miller returned to the stand and informed jurors he needed to inform them extra about why he needed to kill Jews, however the courtroom would not let him. As an alternative, he talked about an emphysema assault he had 10 days earlier than the April 13, 2014, killings and his want to “take out” Jewish individuals earlier than he died. The 74-year-old resident of Aurora, Mo., who is also known as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., has admitted that he fatally shot Terri LaManno, William Corporon and Reat Underwood that day.

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. At one point, he said, “I object to everything on the grounds of George Washington, our founding father.” The objections became so heated that Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan temporarily ejected Miller from the courtroom when Miller said he didn’t respect the process and used an anti-Semitic comment to criticize the court system. 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. Jurors will be given the option of finding Miller guilty of first-degree or second-degree murder if they do not convict him of capital murder, Ryan said while going over the jury instructions Monday morning.

He stated he was justified killing the opposite two as a result of they have been Jewish sympathizers, including that he thought the prosecutor and decide additionally related to Jews. “If I had recognized you and also you have been there, I might have in all probability shot you, too,” he advised District Lawyer Steve Howe moments earlier than ending his time on the witness stand. Miller admitted to killing a 14-year-old high school student and her grandfather outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, as well as a woman outside a nearby Jewish retirement home in April 2014. Miller, who insisted on a speedy trial even after his stand-by attorneys stated that did not give them sufficient time to organize a authentic protection, has at occasions appeared overwhelmed by authorized proceedings he referred to as “mumbo jumbo.” Capital homicide trials in Kansas have a guilt part specializing in proof concerning the crime and a sentencing part when defendants are allowed to current mitigating proof — together with what was on their thoughts on the time — meant to spare them from a demise sentence.

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