Murder trial adjourned until May

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Frederick Miller

ALBION – The trial against accused murderer Frederick Miller of Carlton has been pushed back two months. The trial was scheduled to begin with jury selection today but will now start on May 12.

Miller’s lawyer, Robert King of Rochester, filed notice he is seeking a psychiatric defense for Miller. That prompted Orleans County Court Judge James Punch to adjourn the trial so District Attorney Joe Cardone would have time to hire an independent psychiatrist to evaluate Miller. Cardone will then review the psychiatrist’s report.

Miller faces second-degree murder charges after he allegedly killed his girlfriend, Rachel Miller, on March 4, 2013.

Rachel Miller, 53, died of blunt force trauma combined with multiple stab wounds. The couple allegedly had a fight at a home they shared on Oak Orchard River Road.