May 04, 2021 2:57 PM

Man convicted of killing 3 at Kan. Jewish sites dies in prison

Posted May 04, 2021 2:57 PM
Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr. photo Kansas Department of Corrections
Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr. photo Kansas Department of Corrections

TOPEKA, Kansas – El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) resident Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., 80,  died Monday at the facility, according to a media release from the Kansas Department of Corrections.

In August of 2015, Cross admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites and gave jurors a Nazi salute after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to “die a martyr.”

He had been imprisoned with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) since November of 2015.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy. Preliminary assessment indicates the death was due to natural causes. Per protocol, when a resident dies in the custody of the KDOC, the death is under investigation by the KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Miller, of Aurora, Missouri, was a Vietnam War veteran who founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in his native North Carolina and later the White Patriot Party. He also ran for the U.S. House in 2006 and the U.S. Senate in 2010 in Missouri, each time espousing a white-power platform, according to the Associated Press.