Accused Killer Wants To Be Called ‘Hi Hitler’ At Trial
February 13, 1994
FORT LAUDERDALE — A man accused of killing a prostitute wants permission to wear a Ku Klux Klan robe and be called “Hi Hitler” at his trial.
Donald Leroy Evans, a self-described white supremacist, is accused of strangling Ira Jean Smith of Fort Lauderdale in 1985. Evans, 38, already has been sentenced to death for murdering and raping a 10-year-old homeless girl.
According to courthouse personnel, Evans thought Adolf Hitler’s followers said “Hi Hitler” rather than “Heil Hitler.”