Scotland Man Convicted by Jury on Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault in Death of Infant Son

  
Scotland Man Convicted by Jury on Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault in Death of Infant Son

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :  Wednesday,  January 30, 2013
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605)773-3215   

 
Scotland Man Convicted by Jury for Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault in Death of Infant Son 

 
  
PIERRE, S.D.-  Attorney General Marty Jackley and Bon Homme County States Attorney Lisa Rothschadl announced that a Turner County jury returned a verdict tonight finding Chris A. Miller, 39, Scotland, guilty of second degree murder, class B felony, mandatory life sentence in state penitentiary and aggravated assault, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and/or $30,000 fine.

Charges stemmed from a 911 call from the Miller residence in Scotland on March 3, 2011, where 4 month-old Jacob Miller was reported as not breathing. Hospital staff notified law enforcement that Jacob was diagnosed with a severe skull fracture and bleeding on the brain.

This case was investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigation, Bon Homme County Sheriff’s Office and the Scotland Police Department.

 
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