Kansas City Jewish Center Shooter to Appear in Court

Hearing to decide if 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross is mentally capable to stand trial for killing three people.

Police cars outside Village Shalom, a senior living center where one of three victims was killed, in Leawood, Kansas, April 13, 2014.
Police cars outside Village Shalom, a senior living center where one of three victims was killed, in Leawood, Kansas, April 13, 2014.Credit: AFP

A white supremacist who admits killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites is set to appear in court for a hearing on whether he's mentally competent to stand trial.

Seventy-three-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Missouri, is charged with capital murder in the April 13 shooting deaths of Dr. William Lewis Corporon, 69, Reat Griffin Underwood, 14, and Terri LaManno, 53.

A judge last month ordered Cross to undergo a mental evaluation after his attorneys expressed concerns about his ability to help with his defense.

Cross told The Associated Press last week that one of his attorneys said he passed the evaluation "with flying colors." Results of the evaluation were to be revealed at a hearing Thursday morning at the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kansas.

Public records show that the 73-year-old Cross also goes by the last name Miller. He was being held at a Johnson County detention center on suspicion of premeditated murder in the first degree and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday afternoon, jail records show.

The Southern Poverty Law Center says he has long been an outspoken white supremacist and was once a "grand dragon" of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

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