The third day of jury selection in the F. Glenn Miller Jr. capital murder case wrapped up Wednesday with 26 additional jurors moving on to the next phase.
Those chosen Wednesday were told to report back to the Johnson County Courthouse on Friday for the final phase of jury selection. Thirty others questioned on Tuesday will also be back for Friday’s session. The jury eventually will be winnowed to 12 jurors and five alternates.
Opening statements and the presentation of evidence are on track to commence Monday morning.
Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., is charged with capital murder in the April 13, 2014, shooting deaths of three people outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom care center in Overland Park.
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The 74-year-old resident of Aurora in southern Missouri is representing himself.
Questioning on Tuesday and Wednesday dealt with the ability of potential jurors to set aside any preconceived ideas about the case and base their verdict on what is presented in the courtroom.
They were also asked whether they would be able to impose a death sentence if the state proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Miller also asked questions concerning their level of trust in the federal government, opinions about the independence of the “mainstream media” and what they thought of a German law that he said makes it a crime to deny the Holocaust.