Trial Over Kansas Jewish Site Deaths Halted

The accused contended that Jews were committing genocide against the white race.

AP

The opening statement has been halted at the trial of a white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish sites so a judge could clarify what the man - who is representing himself - is allowed to say.

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. is accused of capital murder in the April 2014 killings near Kansas City. He attempted Monday to lay out a defense contending that Jewish people are committing genocide against the white race. All three victims were Christian.

Assistant Johnson County prosecutor Chris McMullin objected before Miller could complete his first sentence, in which he started to say that he tried to make a plea deal before the trial. Jurors were removed from the courtroom for a time.

The 74-year-old Miller later completed his abbreviated opening statement.