Miller found guilty of murder

Staff Reports Posted 17 September 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Frederick Miller has been found guilty of second-degree murder for killing his girlfriend, Rachel Miller, on March 4, 2013. He faces 25 years to life in prison.

Jurors reached the verdict early this afternoon after beginning deliberations at about 11 a.m.

The attorney for Frederick Miller, 63, offered a defense of “extreme emotional disturbance.” Robert King, the defense lawyer, said Miller wasn’t himself in the months leading up the crime due to a job loss, his mother’s serious illness and a deteriorating relationship with Rachel, his live-in girlfriend.

But District Attorney Joe Cardone told the jurors that Mr. Miller wasn’t suffering from extreme emotional disturbance.

“It was about his extreme arrogance, it was about his extreme selfishness, it was about his extreme narcissism and his extreme need to have control of his life and Rachel Miller,” Cardone told jurors during his closing statement this morning.

Miller is being held without bail and sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 8.