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Jewish Center Shootings, The Gunman, The Victims

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/15/2014

Federal prosecutors plan to pursue hate crime charges against the man suspected of killing three people outside Jewish Centers near Kansas City. We're now learning more about the man and more about the three people who were killed. Andrew Spencer reports. This is Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, in a video on his website. Anti-racism organizations say he's been active in white supremacist groups since the 1970's. At the library in his hometown of Marionville, Missouri, you can find his self-financed book, "A White Man Speaks Out," but the town's mayor says most of the people here don't subscribe to the Cross' beliefs. "He'd go on about different races, mainly Jews, that he claims they're all bad," says Marionville Mayor Bob Duda Jr. Police shot and killed Cross' son in 2008, after a crash in Marionville. They say, armed with a shotgun, he killed a good Samaritan who stopped to help, then later fired at police. Radio host David Pakman interviewed Cross in 2010, when he ran a write-in campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate. "He told me in no uncertain terms that even though I had never met him, even though I had never said anything specific to him or wronged him, merely because I was Jewish, he didn't like me," says Pakman. Federal prosecutors believe that hatred was enough for Cross to shoot and kill three people outside of two Jewish centers near Kansas City, even though all three victims were Christians. Among them, Reat Underwppd. a 14-year-old on the way to a singing audition; his grandfather, William Corporon, a family doctor. "This is one of those things you never think is going to happen and now we're planning for two funerals," said Will Corporson, William Corporon's son and Underwood's uncle. "It's horrific." And Terri Lamanno, an occupational therapist who worked with visually impaired kids. Today would have been her 25th wedding anniversary.

   
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