White supremacist admits to three Kansas murders, seeks acquittal

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A white supremacist told a jury on Friday how he killed three people, including a boy, outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year but asked that he be found not guilty because he believed that Jews have too much power and must be stopped.

None of the victims were Jewish.

Frazier Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who is representing himself at trial, rested his case after testifying in his own defense.

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White supremacist admits to three Kansas murders, seeks acquittal
OLATHE, KS - APRIL 24: Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, sits with his defense team after being wheeled into a Johnson County courtroom for a scheduling session April 24, 2014, in Olathe, Kanas. Miller is charged in killing two people at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and one person at Village Shalom Retirement Community, in Overland Park, Kanas. (Photo by John Sleezer-Pool/Getty Images)
Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., is wheeled into a Johnson County courtroom for a scheduling session on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Olathe, Kan. Cross is charged in the deaths of two people at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, and another person at the nearby Village Shalom Retirement Community, both in Overland Park, Kan. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Frazier Glenn Cross, left, appears in Johnson County court in Olathe, Kan., for a competency hearing on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for the Jewish Community Center shootings in April. He was found competent to stand trial. The state also filed notice of intention to seek the death penalty. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
LEAWOOD, KS - APRIL 18: Hundreds lined the streets to counter-protest the Westboro Baptist Church's announcement that they would picket the funeral service for Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood at the The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection on April 18, 2014 in Leawood, Kansas. Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood were victims of a shooting by white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross on April 13. Cross is in custody, charged with murder in the killing of Corporon and Underwood outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and a third victim at a nearby Jewish retirement home. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
OVERLAND PARK, KS - APRIL 17: Rev. Adam Hamilton (2nd R) and Father Stephen Cook (R) join clergy of different faiths gathered onstage to sing 'O se Shalom' in honor of victims of Sunday's shootings on April 17, 2014 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, in Overland Park, Kansas. White supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross is in custody, charged with murder in the killing of two people outside the center and a third victim at a nearby Jewish retirement home on April 13. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
OVERLAND PARK, KS - APRIL 17: Crowds pass by a makeshift memorial following an interfaith service honoring victims of Sunday's shootings on April 17, 2014 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, in Overland Park, Kansas. White supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross is in custody, charged with murder in the killing of two people outside the center and a third victim at a nearby Jewish retirement home on April 13. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
KANSAS - APRIL 15: In this handout photo provided by the Johnson County Sheriff, Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., from Aurora, Missouri, appears in a booking photo released on April 15, 2014 in Kansas. Miller is charged with three shooting deaths at Jewish locations in Overland Park on Sunday, April 13th. (Photo by Johnson County Sheriff via Getty Images)
Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., also known as F. Glenn Miller, appeared at his arraignment on capital murder and first-degree murder charges at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex Adult Detention Center in New Century, Kansas on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Miller is charged with three shooting deaths at Jewish locations in Overland Park on Sunday, April 13. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
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The jury will return on Monday for closing statements and to deliberate.

He could be sentenced to death if convicted in the April 2014 shootings in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. He also is charged with the attempted murder of three others.

Cross is charged with killing high school student Reat Underwood, 14, and Underwood's grandfather, 69-year-old William Corporon, outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, as well as Terri LaManno, 53, outside a nearby Jewish retirement home.

Cross testified he pulled up to Corporon's car in the Jewish Community Center parking lot and shot him in the head while Corporon stood looking at him.

"He showed no fear," Cross said "He had a look of resignation like 'I'm going to die. This guy is going to shoot me'."

Cross said Underwood was sitting in the vehicle and he also shot him in the head. Cross said he then drove the retirement home about a mile (1.6 km) away and shot LaManno as she stood near her vehicle.

Cross said he did not learn that none of the victims were Jewish until six says later.

"Of course, I was devastated," he testified. He also testified to believing that his adult victims were accomplices of Jews by associating with them and supporting their facilities.

Cross told the court he believes Jews have committed genocide against white people, and control both the media and Wall Street.

"I had no criminal intent, I had a patriotic intent to stop genocide against my people," said Cross, who is also known as Glenn Miller.

He said in the days before committing the murders he researched what he sees as the demise of the white race and decided he had to take action.

Prosecutors this week presented witnesses, video and forensic evidence they said connects Cross to the killings.

(Editing by Sandra Maler)

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