White Supremacist Accused of Killing 3 in Kansas Jewish Sites Goes on Trial

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who could face death penalty if convicted, is representing himself.

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Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., also known as Glenn Miller, sits in a Johnson County courtroom for a scheduling session in Olathe, Kansas, in this file photo taken April 24, 2014.Credit: Reuters

A trial is under way for a Missouri white supremacist accused of killing three people last year at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. could face the death penalty if convicted in the April 2014 killings. The 74-year-old is representing himself after firing his attorneys in May, saying he wanted to speak on his own behalf.

Opening statements are set to begin Monday.

Prosecutors say Miller killed 69-year-old William Corporon and Corporon's 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, outside a Jewish community center before shooting 53-year-old Terri LaManno outside a nearby Jewish retirement home in April 2014.

Miller has pleaded not guilty, though he's publicly admitted killing the victims. The self-professed anti-Semite says he was morally obligated to kill Jews. All of the victims were Christian.