Death penalty sought in Jewish site shootings

Dec 18, 2014

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor will seek the death penalty for a white supremacist from Missouri who is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced his intention Thursday at a hearing where 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller of Aurora, Missouri, was ruled competent to stand trial.

Miller is charged in the April 13 shooting deaths of 69-year-old Dr. William Lewis Corporon, 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood and 53-year-old Terri LaManno.

After a judge on Thursday scheduled a three-day preliminary hearing in March, Miller protested the hearing date, shouting "What about my speedy trial?"

A Kansas judge last month ordered Miller to undergo a mental evaluation when his attorneys expressed concern about his ability to help with his defense.