Murder charges were filed today in Johnson County District Court against a white supremacist, Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., in connection with the killings of three persons Sunday at the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.
Authorities said that the suspect, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, was charged with one count of capital murder and a count of first-degree premeditated murder, and also might face federal charges later in connection with hate crimes.
The suspect, 73, is from Aurora, Mo., and has a long history of involvement in white supremacist groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Bond was set at $10 million.
The Johnson County killings were mentioned today in a message to Congress by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting $15 million in funding for active shooter training for law enforcement officers to help them to respond to mass shooting incidents. The training would be for front-line officers.