Jurors on Tuesday got a close-up look at F. Glenn Miller Jr. after his arrest last year, minutes after he allegedly killed three people at Jewish centers in Overland Park.
The in-car video from an Overland Park police car showed Miller gasping for breath and complaining that handcuffs were hurting him.
But once he caught his breath, Miller kept up a steady stream of anti-Jewish rhetoric, telling officer he was an anti-Semite.
“How many did I get?” he asked arresting officers.
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The video was played during the second day of Miller’s capital murder trial in Johnson County District Court.
The 74-year-old Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., is accused of killing William Corporon, 69, and his grandson, Reat Underwood, 14, outside the Jewish Community Center on April 13, 2014.
He then allegedly drove to the nearby Village Shalom care center, where 53-year-old Terri LaManno was killed.
On Monday, witnesses testified about the community center shootings, and several witnesses who testified Monday identified Miller as the man who committed the crimes.
On Tuesday, prosecutors presented evidence about the killing at Village Shalom and Miller’s arrest about 20 minutes later.
Tuesday’s first witness, Maggie Hunker, went to Village Shalom that day to visit a friend. As Hunker left, she saw a man pointing a shotgun at LaManno.
“She was screaming ‘No, no, no,’” Hunker testified.
The man pumped the shotgun, but it didn’t fire. He then reached into the trunk of his car and pulled another weapon.
“He aimed it at her and it went off,” Hunker said.
The man then pointed the gun at Hunker and asked if she was a Jew. When she answered no, the man put the gun away and drove off, Hunker said.
“I thought if I gave the wrong answer he would shoot me,” Hunker testified.
On Tuesday she identified Miller as the man who confronted her that day.
When he cross-examined Hunker, Miller told Hunker that he asked her twice if she was a Jew.
She only remembered hearing it once.
“I allowed you to live because of that,” he said.
He also asked if she thought about the incident.
“I see the entire scene unfold in the back of my mind numerous times every day,” she said.
Miller than apologized to her. As he did with another witness on Monday, he told her, “I’m glad I didn’t shoot you.”
Shortly after LaManno’s killing, police spotted Miller’s car a few blocks away in a school parking lot. As they approached, Miller stepped out of his car and raised his hands in the air.
The officers who arrested Miller testified that he asked them, “How many did I get?”
He told them he was an anti-Semite and told them to read his website.
Officer Charles Wimsatt testified that Miller asked if he was of German heritage.
“He said I would fit in well with his group,” Wimsatt testified.
The officers said they found several firearms on the car’s front seat and in its trunk.
On Tuesday while cross-examining one officer, Miller said that before police arrived he had a few swigs of whiskey and called 911.
“I was sitting on a landscape rock waiting for you guys,” he said.
After the jury was released from the courtroom for lunch on Tuesday, Miller complained about the length of a police dashcam video shown by prosecutors.
“I’m dying of emphysema,” he said. “There are other things I’d like to do than watch 10 minutes of a cop car driving around.”
Jurors also watched video of Miller sitting in a police car immediately after his arrest.
He told officers his name, described himself as an anti-Semite and said, “I hate the goddamn Jews.”
On numerous occasions he told officers to check out his website.
On Tuesday, when he asked one officer if the officer had looked at the site, the officer said no.
Miller seemed surprised and asked why.
“I didn’t want to go on your website,” Overland Park police officer Hunter Clyde told Miller.
In other testimony Tuesday, jurors heard details of autopsies performed on the victims. All three were killed by shotgun blasts fired from close range.
LaManno died from a blast to her neck that first went through her hand and the coffee mug she was holding, according to testimony.
Both Reat and Corporon were shot in the head.
During cross-examination, Miller implied that he thought Reat was much older than 14. He then commented that he was sorry about killing the boy.
Prosecutors are scheduled to continue their case Wednesday with testimony from crime scene investigators and crime lab personnel.