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Lawrence County, Mo. man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

FILE - In this April 24, 2014 file photo, Frazier Glenn Cross, who is also known as Frazier...
FILE - In this April 24, 2014 file photo, Frazier Glenn Cross, who is also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, looks around after being wheeled into court in Olathe, Kan. The avowed white supremacist accused in the fatal shooting of three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas appears in court Monday, March 2, 2015, to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to try him. Seventy-four-year-old Miller, of Aurora, Missouri, is charged with capital murder in the attacks outside a Jewish community center and a nearby retirement home on April 13, the eve of Passover. Johnson County prosecutors have announced plans to seek the death penalty. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, John Sleezer, Pool, File)(John Sleezer | AP)
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 10:39 AM CDT
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An avowed anti-Semite from Lawrence County, Mo. who fatally shot three people at Jewish sites in Kansas in 2014 has died in prison, the Kansas Department of Corrections said Tuesday.

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., 80, died Monday at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, where he was serving a sentence for capital murder, attempted murder, assault and firearms convictions.

He was sentenced to death in November 2015 but had appealed the death sentence.

An autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death, but preliminary indications were that Miller died of natural causes, Carol Pitts, a spokeswoman for the corrections department, said in a news release. She declined to comment further on Miller’s death or medical condition.

Miller, who was also known as Frazier Glenn Close, testified during his trial that he drove to the Kansas City area in April 2014 to kill Jewish people before he died. He said he didn’t expect to live long because he had chronic emphysema.

He ambushed and killed William Corporon, 69, and Corporon’s 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas. He then shot 53-year-old Terri LaManno at the nearby Village Shalom retirement center. None of the victims were Jewish.

Miller had appealed his death sentence and was awaiting a ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court.

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