Man convicted in Jewish site killings is sentenced to death

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas has been sentenced to death.

A jury convicted Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. in August of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder, and assault and weapons charges. The same jury recommended that Miller be sentenced to death.

On Tuesday, Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan followed that recommendation and ordered the death penalty.

Miller is an avowed anti-Semite who admitted that he shot the three in April 2014 because he wanted to kill Jews before he died. He has chronic emphysema and has said he doesn’t think he has long to live. All of his victims were Christians.

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A Missouri white supremacist who killed three people at two Kansas Jewish sites last year is about to find out if he will be sentenced to death.

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. was convicted in August of capital murder, attempted murder and other charges. The same jury that convicted him after a weeklong trial recommended the death penalty.

Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan will announce his ruling at a sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Miller is an avowed anti-Semite who said his intent was to kill as many Jewish people as he could on April 13, 2014, when he went to Overland Park, Kansas, and opened fire at two Jewish centers.

The 74-year-old Aurora, Missouri, man has chronic emphysema and says he doesn’t think he has much longer to live.

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