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Judge schedules Jan. 13 for start of murder trial

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Frederick Miller is accused of killing girlfriend

Frederick Miller

ALBION Orleans County Court Judge James Punch today set Jan. 13 as the tentative starting date for a murder trial.

Frederick Miller, 61, of Carlton is accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on March 4. Miller allegedly bludgeoned and stabbed Rachel Miller several times. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

The couple allegedly had a fight on March 4 at a home they shared on Oak Orchard River Road. Rachel Miller, who was formerly married to Miller’s cousin, was 53 when she died as a result of blunt force trauma combined with multiple stab wounds, according to an autopsy.

Miller’s body was discovered early in the morning on March 4 by an Albion school bus driver.

Punch also set Oct. 23 for a Huntley hearing to determine which of Frederick Miller’s statements made to police will be admissible at trial.