Man serving time for deadly Kansas Jewish site shootings dies in prison


FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2015, file photo, Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. appears in Johnson County District Court in Olathe, Kan. Miller, an avowed anti-Semite who shot three people to death at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites in 2014 is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to overturn his death sentence, saying he should not have been allowed to represent himself at trial. The appeal from Miller is scheduled to go before the state Supreme Court on Monday, March 29, 2021. He was convicted of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder, and assault and weapons charges in August 2015. (Joe Ledford/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool, File)

EL DORADO (KSNT) – A man convicted of murdering three people at two Kansas Jewish community sites has died Tuesday in a Kansas prison, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, died at the El Dorado Correctional Facility on May 3 after five years in prison, according to KDOC. He was serving time for a 2014 deadly shooting targeting Jewish people after being convicted of capital murder, attempted murder, assault, and firearms convictions.

Cross was an avowed anti-Semite and was most recently asking the Kansas Supreme Court to overturn his death sentence. He had been imprisoned since November 2015.

KDOC said its initial assessment indicated Cross died of natural causes, but it is waiting for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death. When an inmate dies in custody, KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigate the death as standard procedure.

William Lewis Corporon, 69, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, were killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park. Cross also gunned down 53-year-old Terri LaMano at the nearby Village Shalom retirement home.

Cross said in his trial that he shot the victims because he wanted to kill Jews. His victims were all Christian.

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