F. Glenn Miller Jr. is demanding $200,000 to mount his defense in last year’s killing of three people outside Jewish centers in Overland Park.
Miller, who is acting as his own attorney in the capital murder case, argues in a written motion filed Wednesday in Johnson County District Court that he does not trust the standby lawyers appointed to assist him.
“I demand to be the boss, fully in charge of all aspects of my defense — simple as that,” he wrote.
Miller, 74, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., said the $200,000 would be “sufficient for now” but indicated he would be willing to negotiate “a somewhat smaller amount.”
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He said the money is needed to hire medical and mental health experts and to pay for travel, meals and lodging for witnesses he intends to call for the trial, which is scheduled to begin Aug. 17.
He said the money would be controlled by his daughter, who will keep “strict records.”
“I will direct and approve all expenditures via communications with her on a regular basis,” he wrote.
In a separate motion filed Wednesday, Miller asked that the charges against him be dismissed and that he be immediately released from custody.
He argues in his motion that he committed “homicide by necessity,” which “overrules and overcomes the law.”
Police arrested Miller on April 13, 2014, shortly after the shooting spree outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom care center.
He faces a possible death sentence in the killings of Terri LaManno, William Corporon and Reat Underwood.
The motions are expected to be addressed at Miller’s next scheduled court appearance on July 17.