Former Ku Klux Klan Leader Arrested For Kansas Jewish Center Murders
A prominent former leader of the Ku Klux Klan and another white supremacist hate group was arrested Sunday for the murder of three people after shootings at two Jewish centers in Kansas. Frazier Glenn Miller was a former Grand Dragon of the KKK’s Carolina Knights and also had an offshoot group known as the White Patriot Party.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has past legal tussles with Miller, wrote about the 73-year-old man’s arrest in detail. Miller, of Aurora, Mo., reportedly opened fired Sunday afternoon in Suburban Kansas at a pair of buildings that service the Jewish and broader communities that killed a doctor, his grandson, and an elderly woman. As he was arrested, Miller shouted racist insults in defiance.
Police reports say Miller began his assault in Overland Park around 1 p.m. after he shot a pair of people in a parking lot at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. He then traveled a few blocks to a Jewish retirement complex known as Village Shalom and gunned down the woman.
The family of the first two victims came forth and issued a statement that identified them Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who was killed at the center, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, who later died at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Corporon and his grandson were both Christian, according to the family statement.
Miller has been wanted by the law before and was the target of a nationwide manhunt in 1987 after violating his bond terms after his arrest on operating an illegal paramilitary camp in North Carolina. The SPLC also wrote that Miller used intimidation tactics against Blacks as well.
Miller was booked on charges of first degree murder at the Johnson County Jail in Kansas.