Sentenced to Death, Man Shouts 'Heil Hitler'

Frazier Glenn Cross says his 'spirit will rise from the grave'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2015 1:40 AM CST

(Newser) – Frazier Glenn Cross, the white supremacist whose poisonous beliefs led him to murder three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas last year, was unrepentant after he was sentenced to death on Tuesday. The 73-year-old, who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Miller, shouted "Heil Hitler!" after the judge affirmed a jury's decision and issued the death sentence, CNN reports. "One day my spirit will rise from the grave and you'll know I was right. I'm a happy man," Cross said as he was forcibly removed from the courtroom. At the hearing, Cross argued that the killings were justified because Jews control the government and the media, reports Reuters, which notes that all three people he killed were Christians who happened to be outside Jewish centers.

The victims were Terri LaManno, 53, Reat Underwood, 14, and Underwood's grandfather, 69-year-old William Corporon. Corporon's son Will was among the family members who spoke at the hearing. "You are a coward," he said, per Reuters. "You are not a patriot. You are a disgrace to the uniform you wore," he told Cross, a Vietnam vet who became a "grand dragon" in the KKK. Before the verdict, Underwood's mother, Mindy Corporon, played a video of her son singing the national anthem, prompting many in the courtroom to sing along, CNN reports. Kansas hasn't executed anybody since 1965 and it may not get the chance to execute Cross: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that he has chronic emphysema and only a few years to live. (Read more Frazier Glenn Cross stories.)

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