Holder: Americans stand with Overland Park mourners

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Attorney General Eric Holder says all Americans are standing with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder says all Americans are standing with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and several religious leaders also attended the service Thursday at the Jewish Community Center.

Holder told the overflow crowd of more than 1,000 that every alleged hate crime, no matter the intended target, is an affront to the nation.

Avowed white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross is charged with capital murder and premeditated first-degree murder in the killings Sunday of Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.

Cross is also accused of killing Terri LaManno at a nearby Jewish retirement complex. Her funeral is scheduled for Thursday.


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Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to attend a service for the three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and several religious leaders are expected to join Holder at the Jewish Community Center for an interfaith service for the victims Thursday.

Frazier Glenn Cross is charged with capital murder and premeditated first-degree murder in the killings Sunday of Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. Cross is also accused of killing Terri LaManno at a nearby Jewish retirement complex. Her funeral is scheduled for Thursday.

Federal prosecutors say there's enough evidence to warrant putting the case before a grand jury as a hate crime but those charges haven't been filed.


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