Judge won't withdraw himself from Jewish site shootings case

Judge won't withdraw himself from Jewish site shootings case

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has rejected a series of defense motions in the death penalty case of a white supremacist charged with killing three people last year at two Jewish sites in Kansas.

Among them was a request for Johnson County Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan to step down from the case. The judge refused on Friday, saying there weren't grounds for the request.

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. argued Ryan was obstructing justice by not ruling quickly on motions or allowing him online access.

p>Ryan moreover refused requests to let the defense speak last in the penalty phase & to keep jurors from seeing photos of the victims before they died.

Ryan said he would discuss after in the hearing Miller's argument that there was a "compelling necessity" for the Overland Park killings.

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Source: “Associated Press”

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