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Missouri mayor says he 'kind of' agrees with beliefs of alleged Kansas shooter

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Frazier Glenn Cross (aka Frazier Glenn Miller), the white supremacist charged with shooting and killing three people at Jewish community sites in Kansas on Sunday, has at least one person willing to go on the record saying good things about him: Daniel Clevenger, the brand new mayor of Marionville, Mo.

"He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people," Clevenger told KSPR, an ABC affiliate. "He respected his elders greatly, as long as they were the same color as him. Very fair and honest and never had a bit of problems out of him." Clevenger later added that he "kind of agreed with him on some things, but I don't like to express that too much."

Miller, 73, lives near Marionville, and is known in the area for his racist views. About a decade ago, Clevenger defended Miller in the Aurora Advertiser newspaper, writing, "I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings. The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United States workforce." The letter continued for several paragraphs, and included more digs against the "Jew-run government-backed banking industry."

Clevenger isn't straying too far from that message today, telling KSPR, "There are some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us. We've got a false economy and it's — some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there."

Prosecutors in Johnson County, Kan., filed state murder charges against Miller on Tuesday. He stands accused of killing 14-year-old Reat Underwood, his grandfather William Corporon, and Terri LaManno. Clevenger was quick to tell KSPR he thinks "it's terrible what Frazier did. He didn't have any right to do that, and I think he should pay with his life." Watch the video on the KSPR site.