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Family of 2014 Jewish center murder victim settles gun lawsuit against Walmart

Victims’ families address court in F. Glenn Miller Jr.’s sentencing trial

Family members of Terri LaManno, William Corporon and Reat Underwood address the court before F. Glenn Miller Jr. was sentenced Tuesday.
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Family members of Terri LaManno, William Corporon and Reat Underwood address the court before F. Glenn Miller Jr. was sentenced Tuesday.

The family of a woman shot to death in a 2014 Overland Park hate crime has settled a lawsuit against Walmart over the sale of a shotgun used in the crime.

Terri LaManno was fatally shot in 2014 outside the Village Shalom care center by avowed neo-Nazi F. Glenn Miller, also know as Frazier Glenn Cross.

The settlement was announced Tuesday at a hearing in Jackson County Circuit Court. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Miller was a convicted felon and could not legally buy a firearm. According to the lawsuit, he used a straw buyer to obtain the weapon at a Walmart store in Republic, Mo.

Several days after the purchase, Miller drove from his Missouri home to Overland Park. He went to the Jewish Community Center where he killed two people in the parking lot.

He then drove to nearby Village Shalom where he confronted and killed LaManno, who was there to visit her mother.

After his arrest, Miller, 77, said he wanted to kill as many Jews as he could that day. None of the three people he killed were Jewish.

He was later found guilty in Johnson County District Court of capital murder and was sentenced to death.

The family of William Corporon and his grandson, Reat Underwood, who were fatally shot outside the Jewish Community Center, had previously settled a similar lawsuit. The terms of that settlement were also not disclosed.

Mindy Corporon and Jim LaManno, who lost loved ones in the 2014 shooting rampage targeting the Jewish Community Center, visit The Star to promote SevenDays activities and discuss how violence changed their families.

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