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White Supremacist Sentenced To Death In Jewish Center Shootings

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. killed three people when he opened fire at a Jewish community center and assisted living facility in Kansas City last year.

Last updated on September 8, 2015, at 3:21 p.m. ET

Posted on August 31, 2015, at 6:02 p.m. ET

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A Kansas jury on Tuesday sentenced a 74-year-old white supremacist to death after finding him guilty of capital murder over the shooting deaths of three people at two Jewish facilities last year.

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Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., a former Ku Klux Klan leader who defended himself in court, argued that he shot the three people at a Kansas City Jewish community center and assisted living facility in April 2014 because of a Jewish conspiracy to eliminate the white race.

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"I wanted to kill Jews, not people," he told the court, according to the Associated Press.

During his closing arguments he wrote "diversity is a code word for white genocide" on a board.

The Missouri man asked jurors to show courage by finding him not guilty, arguing he was reacting to the "genocide against white people by Jews."

Jurors took less than two hours to convict Miller, according to the Kansas City Star.

He was also found guilty of attempted murder, as well as assault and weapons offenses.

"I believe the fat lady just sang," he reportedly said when the verdict was delivered.

The three shooting victims of the April 13, 2014, shooting were all Christians: 14-year-old Reat Underwood; his grandfather, William Corporon; and Terri LaManno, who was visiting her mother at the Jewish assisted living center when the gunman opened fire.

Miller now faces a potential death sentence.

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