OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Johnson County jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City is Frazier Glenn Cross. The official confirmed that Cross is the suspect in yesterday's (SUN) attacks in Overland Park. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the case publicly. Public records show that the 73-year-old Cross also goes by the last name Miller. The Southern Poverty Law Center says he has long been an outspoken white supremacist and was once a "grand dragon" of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The group reports on its website that it spoke to Miller's wife, Marge, by phone Sunday and she said police told her that her husband had been arrested in Sunday's attacks.
Obama Remembers Kansas Shooting Victims
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering those killed at a Jewish community center and retirement complex, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers. Obama was speaking at an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House. He says the fact that Sunday's attack in Kansas came as Jews prepare to celebrate Passover and Christians prepare for Easter makes the tragedy "all the more painful." The man accused of killing three people yesterday (SUN) is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt. The president also recalled his meeting at the Vatican last month with Pope Francis. He says the pope has inspired people around the world with his "simple, yet profound" actions.
Mother, Daughter of Kansas Shooting Victims Reacts
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A woman who lost her father and son to shootings at a Jewish community center says she knows they are in heaven together. Mindy Corporon is the mother of 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood and the daughter of William Corporon, who died outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park Sunday. William Corporon took his grandson to the center to audition for a contest. Video shown on local media sites show Mindy Corporon speaking calmly a vigil Sunday night while others are heard sobbing. She said she arrived at the shooting scene before police and ambulances and "knew immediately that they were in heaven." She vowed that her family would continue living life to the fullest.