The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites was convicted of murder and other charges today, shortly after he told jurors he hoped to "die a martyr" for the shootings. He even gave jurors a Nazi salute after they convicted him, the AP reports. It took the jury of seven men and five women just over two hours to find Frazier Glenn Miller guilty of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder, and assault and weapons charges. After the verdict was announced, Miller, 74, of Aurora, Missouri, said: "The fat lady just sang." As jurors were filing out of the courtroom, he told them: "You probably won't sleep tonight." Next, the jury will deliberate the sentence for Miller, who could get the death penalty.
During the prosecution's closing, District Attorney Steve Howe cited a "mountain of evidence" against Miller, who is charged with capital murder in the April 2014 shootings at two Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas. Although he has admitted to killing the three people, he has pleaded not guilty, saying it was his duty to stop genocide against the white race. None of the victims was Jewish. "He wants to be the one who decides who lives and dies," Howe says of Miller. The Passover eve shootings killed William Corporon, 69, and Corporon's 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, and Terri LaManno, 53, at the nearby Village Shalom retirement center. (Police say Miller was earlier caught having sex with a black male prostitute.)