Man convicted of Kansas Jewish community center shootings dies in prison

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) — Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., 80, an avowed anti-Semite who shot three people to death at Overland Park Jewish sites in 2014, died Monday at the El Dorado Correctional Facility.

Cross was sentenced to death for capital murder. He was also found guilty of attempted murder, assault, and firearms convictions. He had been imprisoned with the Kansas Department of Corrections since November of 2015.

He testified during trial that he drove to the Kansas City area in April 2014 to kill Jews before he died. Cross said at the time that he didn’t expect to live long because he had chronic emphysema.

His victims were all Christian.

Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, was asking the Kansas Supreme Court to overturn his death sentence, saying he should not have been allowed to represent himself at trial.

The cause of his death is pending an autopsy. A preliminary assessment indicates the death was due to natural causes. Per protocol, when a resident dies in the custody of the KDOC, the death is under investigation by the KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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