Scotland Man Sentenced to Life
SCOTLAND SD- A Scotland, SD man has been sentenced to life in prison for kill his 4-month-old son.
This story begins with a recorded telephone to 911 that Chris Miller, 39, of Scotland made in March, 2011. The call said that 4-month-old Jacob Miller was not breathing. According to hospital staff they notified authorities and stated that Jacob was diagnosed with a severe skull fracture and bleeding on the brain. Miller was convicted by a Turner County jury on January 30, 2013.
According to a news release from Attorney General Marty Jackley,
Miller was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence,
According to KSFY TV News,
Miller was sentenced to fifty years for aggravated assault and 10 years for probation violation with all sentences ordered to run consecutively.
Miller admitted to a portion of the Part II Information for Habitual Offender, which elevated the aggravated assault from a class 2 felony to a class 1 felony.