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Cross in Court Today on Jewish Center Killings

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A court hearing is set today for the the Aurora, Missouri man accused of killing three people at two Jewish centers April 12.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A court hearing is set today for the the Aurora, Missouri man accused of killing three people at two Jewish centers April 12.

73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, will be in the Johnson County, Kan. court at 9:30 this morning (4/24).  He was arraigned last week on charges of capital murder and premeditated first-degree murder, for shootings at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, and Village Shalom, an assisted living center.

Three people died, 14-year-old Reat Underwood and his 69-year-old grandfather, William Lewis Corporon, along with Terri LaManno, 53, who was visiting her mother at the assisted living center.  All three victims were Christian.

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said he will consider seeking the death penalty, but a decision has not been made.

The Kansas City Star reports investigators are looking into whether Cross had help getting the gun used in the shootings.  Because of a prior felony conviction, he was not able to legally buy guns.

Under Kansas law, someone can face the death penalty if they are convicted of killing two or more people in a single act.

Federal prosecutors are also considering charges, possibly hate crime charges, in the coming weeks.   Cross is being held on $10 million bond.

Read related stories about the shooting and Cross' background 

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