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Judge rejects defense argument in Jewish site shootings case

A judge rejected a white supremacist's effort Friday to argue in court that the killings of three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City were necessary. Johnson County Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan said the "compelling necessity" defense could not be used in the guilt phase of the capital murder trial of Frazier Glenn Miller, 74, of Aurora, Missouri. Ryan didn't rule out the possibility of letting Miller use the defense if he is convicted of the killings and jurors have to decide whether he will be sentenced to death. Miller does not deny gunning down Dr. William Lewis Corporon, 69, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, at the Jewish Community...

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