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Judge postpones Miller preliminary hearing

Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 3:00 pm

Pike County Justice Court Judge Aubrey Rimes on Tuesday postponed a preliminary hearing for Jason Miller, who is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife Tracy Miller in her home east of Summit on Aug. 12 and fleeing with their young son. 

Jason Miller’s attorney, Ben Gilbert of McComb, requested the continuance just before Detective Brad Bellipanni of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department was set to take the stand as the prosecution’s only witness.

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  • Anonymous Comment posted at 3:43 pm on Thu, Sep 15, 2011.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    I can't understand why he didn't just stay away from her home (her Mother's home where she was living) if he knew he had the potential of hurting her. What was he thinking? -Anonymous

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  • I Wonder posted at 5:39 pm on Fri, Sep 9, 2011.

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    I have already stated in another post that it seemed very strange that so much of the report was redacted. If you were on trial for your life wouldn't you want your lawyer to have as much information as possible? I sure would. If Jason's lawyer requested the full report and not been given that report then he has every right to request a continuance until he has a readable report. Otherwise why not send Jason in with a lawyer that has both his hands tied behind his back and be deaf, mute and blind? It's about the same as not having a readable report. As far as the system being broken, it's not. This is the only system we have and are luckier than a lot of countries to have it. Have you not heard the term, 'the wheels of justice turn slow'? There is a reason for that. Otherwise we would have a lynch mob on every corner. Would that be okay with you. It wouldn't be with me. As for me, I would like every possible fact to come out so we have an unbiased picture. It's called the truth and everyone has a right to be judged by it and not a report that is so riddled with blacked out pages that no one can see the truth.

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  • Anonymous Comment posted at 3:39 pm on Thu, Sep 8, 2011.

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    True, Jason does deserve a fair trial and if he is found guilty, he should go to prison for life. However, when it comes to the previous charges of abuse, she dropped them. The kids are better off now because they are out of that crazy life. Surely, she shouldn't have been killed, but death doesn't automatically turn you into something you never were. Both of them were up to no good and their children WERE suffering for it.

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  • ISABELLA posted at 10:51 am on Thu, Sep 8, 2011.

    ISABELLA Posts: 7

    This just does not sit right with me and I wonder if anyone else sees it this way. If our Justice system was a company that could exist only by proven good performance, it would have gone out of business a long time ago. How is it that the Lawyer did not have a completed Incident Report? How long have they had to get one or the Sheriff Department provide one? This entire situation from the get go has been a Justice System failure way back to the assault on her to begin with. Why did this not get on the docket way back then so he could be held accountable? The system is broken in so many ways. Why does it take days to get a Judge to sign off on warrants? Why do we not have a Judge available all the time? If a case is decided in Justice Court and you are awarded a settlement, there is no guarantee that the Judges orders will be carried out, the judgment does not always get put in public records and there is no enforcement. Have we not come further than this as a society? Is it the system, or who is responsible to execute the procedures of the system?

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  • Anonymous Comment posted at 10:32 am on Thu, Sep 8, 2011.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    Everyone deserves a fair trial....Jason you are still in our prayers....


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