In far more sombre news, white supremacist F. Glenn Miller is on trial for murdering three people in a shooting spree in which “His sole mission was to find and kill as many Jewish people as possible,” in the words of Assistant District Attorney Chris McMullin. Miller’s defense strategy appears to be to not deny killing the victims, but to show that he was morally compelled:
Miller, who fired his attorneys in May, uttered only one sentence of his opening statement, concerning his discussions with prosecutors, before Tenth Judicial District Judge Kelly Ryan ordered the jury to leave. Ryan then told Miller that he could only present evidence relevant to his guilt or innocence.
Miller wanted to present “evidence” from television news and other media to explain why he committed the murders, but Ryan warned him that introduction of materials irrelevant to the guilt phase of the trial could result in a mistrial.
In his defense, Miller said only that he had “moral reasons” and “good intentions in my heart.”
Miller told jurors to not give in to “peer pressure” and “political correctness” and to be “brave, courageous and patriotic…”
h/t Raw Story