The man who freely admitted that he killed 3 people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites claimed it wasn’t murder because, he “wanted to kill Jews, not people,” was convicted of capital murder and other charges. He now faces sentencing where the jury will decide whether he gets the death penalty.  After his conviction, he gave a Nazi salute and said this would allow him to “die a martyr.”  It took the jury of 7 men and 5 women just 2 hours to convicted Frazier Glenn Miller, a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. on one count of capital murder, 3 counts of attempted murder, and assault and weapons charges.  Miller, 74, also said, “The fat lady just sang” and the jurors “probably won’t sleep tonight.”  The judge then reminded Miller that the same jury would be deciding his sentence. Sentencing is expected to begin Tuesday.  Miller’s advisory council (he represented himself at trial), Mark Manna, said Miller had several witnesses lined up to testify at the sentencing including his family members, a fellow veteran he served with during Vietnam, and two experts. The prosecution said they have just one witness.

“I just want to get it over with and go to death row or wherever it is I am going,” Miller said.

During the prosecution’s closing, District Attorney Steve Howe said that there was a “mountain of evidence” against Miller.  Miller had admitted to the murders, but pled not guilty saying it was his “duty” to prevent the genocide of the “white race”. None of his victims were Jewish.  “He wants to be the one who decides who lives and dies,” Howe said.  The shootings occurred on the evening before Passover, a holiday in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Jews celebrate the day as a festival marking their liberation by God from enslavement in Egypt and their freedom as a nation.  The Passover eve shootings killed William Corporon, 69, a physician, his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, and Terri LaManno, 53 in the two separate attacks; Corporon and his grandson were attending an American Idol-like contest at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, and LaManno was making her weekly visit with her mother at the Village Shalom, an assisted living center, about 190 miles from where Miller lived.

During his closing argument, Miller said he has been “floating on a cloud” since the murders. He also urged jurors to “show great courage” and find him not guilty.  “You have the power in your hands to inspire the world,” he said, “You can become a man or woman your forefathers will be proud of…”

Frazer Glenn Miller isn’t new to the hate movement.

Both of Frazier Glenn Miller’s two sons died tragically at an early age; one in a shootout with law enforcement and the other in a ball of flames. On both of their gravestones is marked “88”, the numerical symbol for “Heil Hitler”. Also engraved on the headstones is other neo-Nazi symbolism, including “Saxon Braveheart”, “Valkyrie Angels”.  Mike Miller, the younger brother, was killed in a 1998 fiery car crash. He was 19 and had just gotten out of prison for committing a racially motivated arson. When he was 17, he threw a Molotov cocktail into the back of a home filled with sleeping people, including an interracial couple, the result of his father’s insidious teachings on “race purity”.  Miller dedicated his autobiography to Mike boasting that he “firebombed a Negro crack house and went to prison, and he did much, much more.”  The “crack house” was indeed no such thing. It was a trailer in the community where an interracial couple (an African American man and a white woman) came from out of town to visit friends. Miller and Mike were infuriated over the interracial couple.  No one was injured in the attack and a few months later, some of Mike’s friends flipped on him. He got 120 days at a young offenders’ prison.

“Frazier told him it was a badge of honor to go to prison, especially for a hate crime,” Connie, the mother of Mike’s son, said. “He was very proud of him.”

Connie said that being in prison, away from his father, changed him and he “didn’t want to do that stuff anymore.” Unfortunately, he got caught up in drugs, mostly meth.  After Mike’s death, the family dropped the name Mays and went back to Miller.  Jesse, the older brother, was second to die as a result of his father’s twisted parenting. Jesse died a decade later in what the Lawrence County Sheriff called an old West shootout. He was driving with his mother to put flowers on his brother’s grave when he got into a car accident. He shot the man to death who stopped to help them. He then brandished a shotgun when a Marionville police officer arrived and shot him too. The officer survived and was able to return fire killing Jesse on the side of the road.

“I think a lot of it had to do with their upbringing,” the sheriff, Brad DeLay, told the Intelligence Report. “To me they kind of appeared to be Frazier’s muscle men. If something were to happen, while we never could directly link it to him, you just had that feeling they were probably doing something that daddy wanted them to do…”

Miller a once prominent Klansman often partook in what is called “keyboard Nazism”. He was part of the propaganda machine for neo-Nazis, he would write letters to local newspapers complaining about the influence of Jews in the media, the invasion of America by immigrants, and the oppression of white people by the government. According to Kim McCully-Mobley, the editor of the Aurora Advertiser, he caused her “constant headaches and angst.” She thought he was harmless and “just wanted some attention.”

In 2004, he largely switched his efforts to the Internet relieving those who received his constant letters.

Shockingly, members of Miller’s family are Jewish. His grandson’s mother’s side are from Israel. When the elder Miller learned Connie was pregnant, “with the future of the Aryan Nation”, he insisted that she move in with the family. She was 17 at the time.  When she first met Mike she was younger than 15 and his family went by Mays, not Miller or Cross. Sometime in the early 1990s, the family moved to the area which was nearly all-white ethnically.  There, he became friends with repair shop owner Dan Clevenger, who later was the mayor of Marionville. After the shooting, he told a television station that he “kind of agreed” with Miller “on some things, but I don’t like to express that too much.” A few days later, Clevenger resigned.

Connie said that at first everything seemed fine. He taught her how to garden. “You’d think he was a normal guy except for the Hitler books…” She said her home life was terrible and that her stepfather was abusive. Mike “was the first person to ever stick up for me. I think that’s what won me over.” She said Mike beat up her stepfather in defense of her.  “I was pretty wild, I would say,” she said.  She said that both the brothers were good guys until they tried to please their father.  She said that she “didn’t come from a racist background”, but that none of that “stuff” bothered her and she just tried to ignore it until her son came along.

“I started seeing the hatefulness and the hatred and it was wrong. Mike and me, we started having bad problems.”

She said, “Frazier was more racist against Jews than he was against [African Americans].” She said no one was allowed to watch cable television as to avoid being brainwashed by Jews. “He said they ran the media.”

She said there were few pictures or knickknacks in the home. There were several books about Hitler and the Nazis, which Miller required his sons to read. Miller paid his sons $5 to work out to be ready to fight in a “race war”.

“My Dad’s father, his mother, actually came over from Israel,” Connie told the Report. “It’s funny that Frazier thinks he knows so much, because he would always tell me that I was…a model white girl…” but two of Connie’s grandparents were Israelis, “he obviously doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”  Below the “88” on his son’s headstones, Miller put his grandson’s name. After Mike died, Connie fled from the family home with her son.

“I didn’t want my son to be taught all that hate,” she said, “Honestly, I feel the way that Frazier raised Mike is part of the reason Mike died.”

Connie was also afraid of what would happen once Miller realized her Jewish connection. She thought he might harm her son because he isn’t “purebred”.  Being “purebred” wasn’t always important to Miller, he was once an average American or what he calls a “brainwashed social liberal”. He was in the military in his 20s and met a Hawaiian woman, which he married and had a daughter with; a fact that his rivals in the hate movement have used to brand him a “mixer”.  In addition, word spread a few years ago that in the 80s, he was caught with an African American transvestite prostitute called Peaches. Miller does not deny this, but insists he was “carrying him out to whip his ass”.  As a response, he boasted that he has a “violent history of going around picking up [African Americans] and beating the hell out of them particular[ly] [African American homosexuals].”

The Thursday before the shooting spree, Miller acted normally.  He stopped at the home of Geraldine Perry, 55, to check on their business of breeding French bulldogs worth $2,000 a head.  They met through Perry’s late husband Frederick, also a former Klansman.

“He was racist. I’ll tell you that right up front,” she said of her husband. He died in 2010. Perry was left with nothing and she said Miller helped her get into the dog business to keep a roof over her head. She said he bought the dogs, all the supplies, and paid the vet. She cared for the animals and kept the female.

“He’s just been a great friend,” Perry said of Miller, “We don’t talk no politics.”

Miller had stopped by to see if the female was ready to mate again. She was and Perry said Miller stated he would return in a few days.  “The next thing I know I see him on the TV,” she said.  Miller called her first from jail and the first thing he asked her was “Geraldine, do you hate me?” She said, “What could I tell the man? He’d done me nothing but right. I told him, ‘I don’t hate you. How could I?’ I do despise what he done. How could anybody not despise that?”  Perry said that in the months leading up to the shooting both Miller and his wife’s health were failing. Miller reportedly suffered from advanced emphysema.

Until the shooting spree put him in the news, his fellow white nationalists had swept him aside forgetting him as a disgrace for once testifying against some of the biggest names in the hate community.  At one time, Miller was a superstar, literally. He was charismatic, but an alcoholic. He was a 20-year U.S. Army veteran who served two tours in Vietnam. He went on “The Sally Jesse Raphael Show” to do his hate rant. He ran unsuccessfully for office several times. He went to hate marches in the South waving Confederate flags, shouting, “white power”, chillingly, with as many as 500 other Klansmen.  “My racist and anti-Semitic thoughts consumed me every day of my life,” he wrote in his 1999 self-published autography, A White Man Speaks Out.

It all started in November of 1979, he and 8 other cars of Klansmen and neo-Nazis attacked an anti-Klan rally in Greensboro, N.C. The protestors were chanting, “death to the Klan”.  He yelled out the window at the protestors slurs against African Americans and Jews, “Communist bastards…you ugly Jew Yankee bastards…Death to the Communists.”  Gunshots then rang out in the streets. Five anti-hate demonstrators were killed. Miller was never charged in what is now known as the Greensboro Massacre.  Just one year later, Miller founded the large Carolina Knights of the KKK chapter. He tried to bill himself as a National Socialist, but Southerners open to his messages were more apt to accept the KKK over neo-Nazis. So, he merged his neo-Nazi militarism into the KKK.  “I would try to emulate Hitler’s methods of attracting members and supporters,” he wrote in his autobiography. “In the years to come, for example, I placed great emphasis on staging marches and rallies. It had been successful for Hitler.”  Miller’s Southern Reich lasted just a few years and in 1984 his “whole world” fell apart as he was sued by the SPLC for operating an illegal paramilitary organization and using intimidation tactics against others.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an organization that tracks hate groups and promotes tolerance. The case was settled.  He then formed the White Patriot Party, which caused him to be found in criminal contempt of violating the settlement in the SPLC case.  In retaliation, printed hundreds of copies of his “Declaration of War” against “Jews and the federal government”. He mailed them to fellow racists, police, and the press around the country.  The document called on “Aryans” to kill their enemies and awarded a point system: 1 point for African Americans, 10 points for “White traitors” and Jews, 50 points for judges, and 888 points for Morris Dees, the cofounder of the SPLC.  He boldly signed the document, “Glenn Miller, loyal member of The Order.” Although he was never a member of the now extinct terrorist group, its members were known for robbing $4.1 million from armored cars and distributing the proceeds to fund hate activities.  Miller received a kind of “grant” of $200,000 from them.

Miller was captured by the FBI and quickly cut a deal with federal prosecutors to testify against other white nationalists in what became known as the Fort Smith Sedition Trial. Miller served just 3 years on weapons charges, plotting robberies, and planning the assassination of Dees.

Miller was released from prison in 1990 and as part of the deal; he entered the Witness Protection Program. He became a truck driver and moved to Iowa. There he met and married his 2nd wife, Margaret. The couple had 5 children: 3 boys and 2 girls.  Then, last year, he showed that he was not a reformed man.

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