WTVD-TV said it also discovered that Frazier Glenn Miller was in the federal witness protection program. Doug McCullough, a former federal prosecutor and now an appellate judge, told the Raleigh TV station that Miller agreed in 1987 to testify against others in his movement in return for a reduced sentence.
Miller, also known as F. Glenn Cross, appeared briefly in court Thursday, where his lawyer was granted a 30-day delay in proceedings. He was in a wheelchair wearing a prison jumpsuit and with his hands cuffed and shackled.
McCullough told WTVD about his dealings with Miller. He was released from prison after three years and was then moved to Iowa with a new name, Cross, and a new Social Security number.
McCullough said Miller was arrested in the 1980s after Raleigh police found him in the backseat of a car in a "compromising position." His companion was a Raleigh prostitute, a black man wearing woman's clothes.
"It was pretty shocking," McCullough said.
The former prosecutor said that Miller, during his time in the Raleigh area, appeared to be more of a talker than a doer.
"He was a blowhard who liked to be in front of a crowd. He liked to whip the crowd up and get the emotions running high," McCullough said. "But I never saw in him the actual consummation of the act. It was like he's a player on a stage."
Miller allegedly killed Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson outside a Jewish community center in Overland Park, Kansas, and Terri LaManno, who was visiting her mother at the Shalom Center, a senior citizen's residence nearby.