Kansas Jewish center shooting suspect asks court for delay

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The scene outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., following a shooting on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
People, including many students from Blue Valley High School, gathered to mourn the victims of the shooting at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom during a vigil at St. Thomas The Apostle Episcopal Church in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014. One of the victims, Reat Underwood, was a student at Blue Valley High School in Overland Park. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach briefs the media on the shootings that occurred Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom. A suspect in the shootings is in custody. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Police and crime scene investigators were on the scene of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center campus in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014. A pickup truck was of interest to crime scene investigators after the shooting. Two males were killed just outside the White Theatre on the campus. Police announced a suspect is in custody. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Police appear on the scene of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center campus in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014. Two males were killed just outside the White Theatre on the campus. Police announced a suspect is in custody. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Marshall McCarl, 16, mourned the loss of Reat Underwood, a classmate at Blue Valley High School who was shot and killed Sunday outside of the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014. People gathered to mourn the victims of the shooting at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom during a vigil Sunday night at St. Thomas The Apostle Episcopal Church in Overland Park. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
The scene outside the Jewish Community Center in Leawood, Kan., following a shooting on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
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(Reuters) - The white supremacist charged with killing three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City on Passover Sunday appeared in a Kansas courtroom on Thursday and was granted a month-long delay in the proceedings against him.

Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, also known as Glenn Miller, was wearing an orange jumpsuit, with hands and feet shackled. Seated in a wheelchair, he spoke quietly with his attorney.

Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan agreed to a request by Cross's attorney to set the next hearing for May 29, when scheduling details for a trial will be discussed. Cross, being held on $10 million bond, has not yet entered a plea.

Authorities have said he could face the death penalty in the April 13 shooting death of 14-year-old Reat Underwood, and his grandfather William Corporon, 69, outside a Jewish community center in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas.

New Details Emerge About Accused KC Shooter's Past

In addition to capital murder charges in those killings, Cross is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the fatal shooting of Terri LaManno, 53, at a Jewish retirement home shortly after leaving the Jewish Community Center.

A conviction in LaManno's death would bring a sentence of up to life in prison, with parole not considered for 25 years.

Although none of the three victims was Jewish, federal prosecutors have said the killings were a hate crime as Cross appeared to be targeting Jewish people.

Cross is a convicted felon who was known by law enforcement and human rights groups under the name Glenn Miller as a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan movement and someone who has repeatedly expressed hatred for Jewish people.

Before the shootings, Cross had posted on the web that he had an "obsessive hatred for Jews," and discussed his operation of a paramilitary organization in the 1980s and his use of stolen money to found a group called "The White Patriot Party" in North Carolina.

Cross also describes on the website how he became a federal informant, testifying against other white supremacists, and eventually entering the federal witness protection program. His website states that he received a new identity and financial support. He lived in Iowa with his family before moving to the rural community of Aurora, Missouri.

But, the website says, he never ceased working to expose what he called "my GD Jew enemies."

(Reporting by Kevin Murphy in Olathe and Carey Gillam in Overland Park; editing by Gunna Dickson)

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