The man convicted of killing three people outside Jewish centers in Overland Park last year has filed a motion seeking a new trial.
A Johnson County jury on Aug. 31 found F. Glenn Miller Jr. guilty of capital murder and subsequently recommended a death sentence for the fatal shootings of Terri LaManno, William Corporon and Reat Underwood.
Miller, 74, acted as his own attorney during the trial and told jurors that he was attempting to kill Jewish people when he went to the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom care center on April 13, 2014. None of his victims, however, was Jewish.
Among the points raised in his motion for a new trial, Miller cited the denial of his request for a change of venue, his inability to consult with court-appointed “standby” lawyers while court was in session and the inability to present all of his defense evidence.
He also claimed that the judge, through gestures and comments, gave jurors the impression that he thought Miller’s defense arguments were “outlandish and stupid.”
Such motions are typical in criminal cases. It will be taken up before sentencing, which is scheduled for Nov. 10.