Jury hears testimony to decide if racist should die for three murders in Johnson Co.

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Cross states his case

OLATHE, Kan. — The sentencing phase in the Frazier Cross trial continued Thursday in Johnson County as witnesses took the stand throughout day three.

On Monday, a jury quickly convicted Cross of killing Dr. William Corporon, his grandson Reat Underwood, and Terri LaManno during attacks at two different Jewish center in April 2014.  The jury is hearing testimony to determine if Miller should be sentenced to death, as prosecutors have recommended the death penalty.

Jewish cernter shooting vicitms

Jewish center shooting victims

On Wednesday, Cross’ son took the witness stand on his behalf.  Frazier Glenn Miller III told jurors that he didn’t know where his father’s beliefs came from of “hating Jews and about hating other races.”

Miller also said outside the courtroom no one in the family knew of his father’s plans to kill.

“I’m not sorry for what I did, I went there to kill Jews, I thought the ones I shot were Jews,” Cross said Thursday.

More witnesses are expected to take the stand on Friday.

Closing arguments are expected to happen next Tues. Sept. 8.

Then the jury will decide if Cross should get the death penalty.


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