The 74-year-old Missouri man who unleashed years of pent-up anti-Semitism in a spasm of gunfire that killed three Christians was sentenced to death yesterday, the Kansas City Star reports. Johnson County, Ks., District Judge Kelly Ryan followed the recommendation of the jury that found F. Glenn Miller Jr. guilty of capital murder in the 2014 shooting spree in Overland Park, near Kansas City. After the sentence, Miller exploded in fury, giving a neo-Nazi salute and yelling out, “Heil, Hitler!” as deputies removed him from the courtroom.
“Your attempt to bring hate into this community and terrorize this community has failed,” Ryan said. “You have failed, Mr. Miller.” Miller's rampage outside the Jewish Community Center and the Village Shalom care center took the lives of a boy, 14, his grandfather, and a woman who worked with visually impaired children. Though Miller failed in his stated motive to kill as many Jews as possible that day, he defiantly declared his “mission” a success. Yesterday, he reiterated his hatred of Jews and desire to kill Jewish people.