Alabama man calls killing of 3 Mississippians ‘big mistake’

11 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Alabama man calls killing of 3 Mississippians ‘big mistake’.

WAYNESBORO, Miss. (AP) — A man charged with killing three people and sexually assaulting a witness told a Mississippi judge Thursday it was all “a big mistake” that began when he hit a deer, and got worse when he took drugs and tried to find the road kill. Miller, 27, of Millry, Alabama, spoke in a near-whisper as he tried to explain what happened to Wayne County Justice Court Judge Charles Chapman, who set his bail at $4.6 million.

Wayne County sheriff’s investigator Jamey Beard says deputies believe Miller shot and killed Lloyd Taylor and Jamie Gardner near the Alabama-Mississippi state line around sunrise on Tuesday, then returned to the home with their bodies in the car and killed Sonya Taylor. He says when they couldn’t find it one of the men started trash talking him and making fun of him. “The evidence we have received in the interviews from the female party states that an encounter did occur between him and her.

Beard said Miller then sexually assaulted another woman at the home who saw Sonya Taylor die, and forced her to lead him to a dirt pit where he set the car on fire with the men’s bodies inside. Miller is facing seven charges in all, three counts of murder, sexual battery, malicious mischief, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and arson.

State and local law enforcement agencies combed the area looking for Miller until Wednesday morning, when he emerged without shirt or shoes, wearing only shorts. Beard said grand juries meet three times a year in Wayne County, and that officials plan to seek Miller’s indictment during a July session of grand jurors.

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