UPDATE: 4:35 p.m.- OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A jury has convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at Kansas City-area Jewish sites last year.
Jurors returned their verdict Monday against Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who admitted that he killed the three in Overland Park in April 2014, but argued that he was compelled to do it because Jewish people are trying to wipe out the white race. None of the victims was Jewish.
Miller had been representing himself after firing his lawyers in May.
Prosecutors had begun their case against Miller by quoting him after the shootings saying he hated Jews and asking how many did he get. They rested their case Thursday, barely four days into the trial. Proceedings moved swiftly because Miller asked witnesses very few questions.
Frazier Glenn Miller is acting as his own attorney. The 74-year-old repeatedly complained Monday that the court was telling the jurors what to think.
Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan had been preparing the jury for closing arguments.
Miller called the instructions unconstitutional. The judge told him to show some respect and Miller replied that he had none, prompting his ejection.
Miller has admitted he fatally shot three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area in April last year, but pleaded not guilty, calling the death of Jews necessary.
He could face the death penalty if convicted.