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White Supremacist Appears in Court on Murder Charges

Frazier Glenn Cross
Frazier Glenn Cross (Getty Images)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BILL DRAPER, Associated Press) — An avowed white supremacist has made his first appearance in court on charges he killed three people in a shooting spree at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

Frazier Glenn Cross was wearing a dark, quilted, sleeveless vest and crossed his arms as he appeared by video feed Tuesday (April 15) in Johnson County court. He spoke only when answering routine questions from the judge, and requested a court-appointed lawyer.

He’s charged with murder in the shootings of a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., and a woman at a nearby retirement complex.

Cross is being held on $10 million bond and his next court appearance is scheduled for April 24. Federal prosecutors are preparing a hate-crimes case that could result in charges later.

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