F. Glenn Miller, the 73-year-old white supremacist who shot and killed three people in a shooting spree last year at the Community Center of Greater Kansas City and a nearby Jewish retirement home told the reporters this week that he “wanted to feel good” by killing Jews before he died.
Miller was diagnosed with emphysema, a condition he considered to be a death sentence, which set his plan in motion with a new sense of urgency. “I was convinced I was dying then,” he told The Kansas City Star, describing how he was admitted to a hospital with breathing difficulties in March. “I wanted to make damned sure I killed some Jews or attacked the Jews before I died.”
In several interview with the Kansas City Star, Miller said that after he killed his victims, he was surprised to learn from a newspaper report that they were not Jewish. However, he did glean some satisfaction, saying he was happy that he was able to make “Jews feel less secure.”
“I was convinced there would be all Jews or mostly Jews” at the two centers, he said, and then explained that everyone he shot still deserved his death sentence. (His victims all turned out to be non-Jews.):
“White people who are accomplices of the Jews, who attend their meetings and contribute to their fundraising efforts and who empower the Jews, they are my enemy too. A lot of white people who associate with Jews, go to Jewish events and support them know that they’re not safe either, thanks to me.”
But he said he did regret shooting 14-year-old Reat Underwood, who was murdered alongside with his grandfather, 69-year-old William Corporon. Miller said the boy had “looked 20,” claiming he would not have killed him if he knew he was a “young white boy.”
Miller recounted his sense of “exhilaration” after successfully carrying out the murders.
“I have never felt such exhilaration… Finally, I’d done something,” he told the Kansas City Star.
He had always imagined his children by his side while he was slaughtering Jews, but they didn’t want any part of his plans.
“I told my family when they were kids, I said, ‘Look, the reason I had you was to grow up and help me fight the Jews.’”
Apparently they cut ties with him.
“They wanted to have a good life and to hell with everything else,” he said. “That’s the way you all are, you know. All white people are that way. Self-interest. Satisfy their bellies, pocketbook and genitals. And watch ballgames. That’s all they want.”
Miller hopes to be his own attorney in court, but first must be evaluated for mental competence. “My case is that what I did was justifiable,” he said. “According to the Declaration of Independence, it says that when a government conspires to destroy a people, it is not only the duty of the people, it is their right to rebel and replace that government.”