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Miller murder trial to start next week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Frederick Miller

ALBION – The trial against accused murderer Frederick Miller of Carlton will start next week.

Jurors will be picked beginning at 10 a.m. March 10 at the Orleans County Courthouse. The District Attorney’s Office expects the trial will last a week to 10 days.

Miller, 61, 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. Her body was discovered early in the morning on March 4 by an Albion school bus driver.

Frederick Miller hired defense lawyer Robert King of Rochester on Dec. 7. For nearly nine months Miller was represented by the public defender.