Jewish center shootings declared ‘hate crime’
A man with a history of anti-Semitic rantings is facing federal hate crime charges in the deaths of three people outside Jewish facilities in Kansas.
73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr. is accused of shooting and killing three people Sunday afternoon in Overland Park, Kansas, including 69-year-old William Lewis Corporon and his 14-year-oldgrandson, Reat Griffin Underwood.
They were killed behind a Jewish community center.
The third victim, 53-year-old Terri LaManno, was killed outside a nearby Jewish assisted living facility.
Investigators announced Monday that none of the victims were Jewish, they just happened to be near Jewish facilities.
CNN reports that Cross, Jr. is the founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party.
Cross, Jr. is scheduled to be in a local Kansas court Monday on first-degree murder charges.
Because of the parallel federal investigation it’s likely two separate trials will occur in this case.