Kansas prosecutors filed state murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites over the weekend.
Johnson County District Attorney announced Tuesday the charges against Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller. He's charged for the deaths of a 14-year-old boy, Reat Underwood; the boy's grandfather, William Corporon; and a woman, Terri LaManno. The capital murder count is for the deaths of Corporon and Reat, said Johnson County district attorney Steve Howe. The premeditated murder count is for the death of LaManno.
Cross, 73, lives in the Aurora area and his racist activities have long drawn the attention of hate-group monitors.
"He was always a little bit different," said Brent Kasinger, who knew Frazier Cross as Frazier Miller. "He was always real nice and polite. He was not shy, that's one thing. He was not a shy person at all. He spoke his opinion, which you know, you could respect that at least. You may not like his opinion, but at least you knew it. You knew exactly where he stood with him."
Marionville's new mayor, elected Tuesday, calls Miller a friend.
"He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people. He respected his elders greatly, a long as they were the same color as him," said Mayor Daniel Clevenger. "Very fair and honest and never had a bit of problems out of him."
In addition to being mayor, Clevenger, also owns a repair shop. He knew Miller by many names.
"When I first met him, he called himself Frazier Mais. I think that was spelled Mais, if I remember right," he said. "Then all of a sudden he started calling himself Frazier Miller."
Despite the name change, Clevenger said Miller's biased beliefs stayed strong.
"Kind of agreed with him on some things, but I don't like to express that too much," said Clevenger.
That hasn't always been the case. Nearly a decade ago, Clevenger wrote a letter to the editor of the Aurora Advertiser.
"I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings," wrote Clevenger. "The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State's workforce."
The letter continued.
"Made a few Jews rich by killin' us off."
He also spoke of the "Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world's largest debtor nation."
Years later, Clevenger's views haven't seemed to change.
"There some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us. We've got a false economy and it's, some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there," he said. "The fact that the Federal Reserve prints up phony money and freely hands it out, I think that's completely wrong. The people that run the Federal Reserve, they're Jewish."
After prosecutors charged Miller, known as Cross, with murder, Clevenger said his opinion of his friend has changed.
"It was shocking that he would do something like that, but knowing him and how much was built up inside of him, I can understand why he would be the one to do that," said Clevenger. "He didn't expect to live very long. So after he done this, I kind of speculated that he might be wanting to go out proving his point big time on that. I imagine when he goes to trial, he will be able to really state his views on things, and I think he's just wanting to go out with a bang."
Although Clevenger puts blame on some minorities, he said he stands firmly against violence. He also said he doesn't hate anyone.
"I think it's terrible what Frazier did," said Clevenger. "He didn't have any right to do that and I think he should pay with his life."