Kansas City JCC erecting memorial to shooting victims
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Kansas City JCC erecting memorial to shooting victims

Sculpture commemorating Reat Underwood, 14, and his grandfather, William Corporon, 69, to be unveiled in April

Kansas shooting victims Dr. William Lewis Corporon and Reat Griffin Underwood (Photo credit: Twitter)
Kansas shooting victims Dr. William Lewis Corporon and Reat Griffin Underwood (Photo credit: Twitter)

The Jewish Community Center of Kansas City will erect a memorial to honor the victims of the deadly 2014 shooting at the JCC and a nearby Jewish site.

The memorial site at the Jewish community campus in Overland Park, Kansas, is under development, according to the JCC, the local media reported.

Sculptor Jesse Small of Los Angeles is designing the work, which is scheduled to be unveiled at a private ceremony in April.

Two years ago, white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, gunned down Reat Underwood, 14, and his grandfather, William Corporon, 69, outside the JCC, and Terri LaManno, 53, outside the Village Shalom assisted-living facility. None of the victims was Jewish, but Miller assumed they were when he shot them.

Frazier Glenn Miller after he was found guilty of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder and assault and weapons charges on Monday, August 31, 2015, in the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kansas. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)
Frazier Glenn Miller after he was found guilty of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder and assault and weapons charges on Monday, August 31, 2015, in the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kansas. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)

 

Miller, a former Ku Klux Klan grand dragon, was sentenced to death last November. He has been unapologetic about the shooting, in which he said he was trying to kill as many Jews as possible.

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