Crime

Charges against Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. amended in Jewish center killings

The man accused of killing three people in an Overland Park shooting spree in April now faces a single count of capital murder covering all three victims.

Johnson County prosecutors on Friday dismissed a separate charge of first-degree murder against F. Glenn Miller Jr., also know as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr.

Miller, 73, allegedly killed Terri LaManno, 53, William Lewis Corporon, 69, and Reat Griffin Underwood, 14, as part of a common scheme or course of conduct, according to the amended charges filed in Johnson County District Court.

Corporon and his grandson, Reat, were shot to death outside the Jewish Community Center. A few minutes later, LaManno was killed outside the nearby Village Shalom care center.

Prosecutors initially charged Miller with one count of capital murder involving the deaths of Reat and his grandfather and one count of first-degree murder in the death of LaManno.

But prosecutors now have included all three deaths in the single capital murder count, which carries a potential death sentence. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe has not said if he would seek a death sentence for Miller, who is thought to be the oldest person in Kansas ever charged with capital murder.

Miller also is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting at three other people.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin Nov. 12. It will be the first public airing of evidence in the case.

To reach Tony Rizzo, call 816-234-4435 or send email to trizzo@kcstar.com.

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