KC shooting victims' family settles lawsuit with Walmart

Family of two victims of 2014 Kansas City JCC attack settle lawsuit with Walmart, which sold one of the shotguns used by the killer.

Ben Ariel ,

Gun (illustration)
Gun (illustration)
Reuters

The family of two of the victims of a white supremacist attack on two suburban Kansas City Jewish institutions have settled a lawsuit with Walmart, which sold one of the shotguns used by the killer, JTA reported Wednesday.

The terms of the settlement between Walmart and the family of William Corporon and his grandson, Reat Underwood, are confidential.

Frazier Glenn Miller shot Underwood, 14, and Corporon, 69, outside the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, in April 2014.

Although he admitted to killing the three people, Miller pleaded not guilty, saying it was his duty to stop genocide against the white race, particularly Jews who he claimed have too much power”.

He was later sentenced to death. The victims were not Jewish, and Miller has expressed his surprise and regret at not having managed to kill any Jews.

The shotgun Miller used to kill them was bought at a Walmart store in Republic, Missouri, a few days before the shooting. Miller, a convicted felon, could not legally purchase firearms, so he asked a friend to do it for him, according to JTA.

His third victim, Terri LaManno, was killed shortly after outside the nearby Village Shalom assisted-living facility. A lawsuit filed by her husband against Walmart, Friendly Firearms LLC and the man who purchased one of the guns for the shooter is pending.



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