A judge in Kansas on Tuesday sentenced a self-proclaimed white supremacist to death for killing three people outside two Jewish centers last year.
Frazier Glenn Cross, 74 — also known as Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. — said he was happy with his punishment and gave a Nazi salute when he was sentenced. The judge ordered him tossed out of the courtroom.
A jury recommended the death penalty for Cross for gunning down a man and his 14-year-old grandson outside the Jewish community center in the city of Overland Park. Moments later, he shot and killed a woman outside a nearby Jewish retirement home.
The same jury had convicted Cross of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder, and assault and weapons charges in connection with the April 2014 shootings.
None of the victims were Jewish, but Cross said he thought they were.
Cross acted as his own attorney and put up no defense. He said he wanted to kill Jews and that his only regret was that he shot three non-Jews by mistake.
The relatives of the victims were allowed to speak at Tuesday's sentencing, saying they came to court to make sure "the voice of evil is silenced permanently."