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Johnson County Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan denied Miller/Cross’s request for Internet access and set his trial date for Aug. 17, 2015, denying defense attorneys’ plea for more than the 150 days required by Kansas State law.
At his arraignment held here Friday Miller/Cross pled not guilty to one count of capital murder in the deaths of William Corporon, Reat Underwood and Terri LaManno; and not guilty to three counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of criminal discharge of a firearm at a vehicle or building.
If convicted Miller/Cross could face the death penalty, and defense attorneys’ argued that they needed more time to prepare for this kind of case. Miller/Cross, however, did not want an extension. He insists on a “speedy trial.”
Miller has an extensive background in the supremacist movement and has been the founder and leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and Grand Dragon of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan until the 1980’s when he was chased out of North Carolina by Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Miller set up shop in the Ozarks where he was arrested by the federal government of conspiracy and weapons charges and cut a deal to testify against such organizations as The Order for a reduced sentence and federal protection. The federal government will neither confirm or deny he was under federal protection.
At the time of the Overland Park shootings Miller/Cross was a resident of Aurora Mo., near Springfield.
After his arrest Miller /Cross was allegedly heard to yell “Heil Hitler.” The shootings occurred just prior to Adolf Hitler’s birthday.