Sept. 8, 2015
The week after he was convicted of the hate murders of three people he mistakenly thought were Jews, a jury recommended the death penalty for Frazier Glenn Miller, a long-time white supremacist and former Klan leader. The recommendation capped an 11-day trial in which Miller represented himself, spent most of his time in court trying to justify his hatred of Jews, and ended his final presentation to the jury by shouting “Sieg Heil” and giving a Nazi salute. In April 2014, Miller used a shotgun to murder retired physician William Corporon, 69, and his grandson, Reat Underwood, 14, outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan. He then drove to the nearby Village Shalom retirement home, where he shot dead Terri LaManno, 35. Miller — who asked police immediately after his arrest, “How many did I get?” — showed no remorse throughout the trial, even telling jurors at one point: “I hate Jews. I thrive on hate. Hate gets me through my day.” Miller had been active in the white supremacist movement for decades, heading up at various times the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party, and serving time on weapons charges. Sentencing was scheduled for Nov. 10.