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Frazier Glenn Cross is escorted by police in Overland Park, Kan., on April 13. / AP

Prosecutors filed capital murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused of killing three people in a shooting rampage outside two Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kan.

Bond was set at $10 million for Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who is accused of killing Reat Underwood, 14, his grandfather William Corporon, 69, and Terri LaManno, 53, on Sunday, Johnson County District Attorney Stephen Howe said at a press conference.

Reat and Corporon were shot as they exited Corporon's truck outside the local Jewish Community Center. Lamanno was shot outside the nearby Village Shalom retirement home.

Cross, who lives in rural Marionville, Mo., faces his first court appearance later Tuesday. Howe said a decision seeking the death penalty would be made after the investigation is complete.

"This isn't about retribution," Howe said. "This isn't about the death penalty at all. This is about seeking justice."

Howe said that, under Kansas law, Cross could be charged with only one count of capital murder for the deaths of Corporon and his grandson because they were shot together. Cross was charged with premeditated first-degree murder in LaManno's death. That charge carries a life sentence with no parole for at least 25 years.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, who previously has said he expects to bring hate crime charges before a grand jury, said federal charges are still being worked out.

"Our system is more nimble, we can move a little bit quicker than the federal system," Howe said.

After his arrest Sunday, Cross - who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Miller ???? began ranting while in police custody, police said. A TV news video showed the suspect yelling what appeared to be "Heil Hitler!" from the back seat of a police car.

Cross, who in 2006 ran a write-in campaign for Congress against Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt, has a long history of white supremacist activities in Missouri.

In 2012, Cross spoke to 16 Missouri State University undergraduates and told a Jewish student who was challenging his views that she should be "the first to go."

He also said he hoped there was a "young Hitler" among them.

In 1987, Cross and three associates were arrested during a federal raid of a trailer where authorities found enough weapons "for a small army" after Cross declared war on the U.S. government.

In 2002, he moved to rural Missouri where he began distributing copies of his own racist fliers and The Aryan Alternative, a racist, hate-filled publication that was based in Kirksville, Mo.

Contributing: Wes Johnson, Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader



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