After Tyler Michael Miller was arrested for gunning down his girlfriend and her 15-year-old daughter on Christmas Day, the Kalispell man told police that “I probably pulled off the most evil manipulative pathetic thing today, but I feel good about it”
“I wish I felt bad,” he continued, according to court papers. “I wish to God I (expletive) felt bad, but I am (expletive) happier than hell. I prayed to God that I could pull off something like this.”
Scratch that. As the Missoulian’s Tristan Scott reports today, Miller has changed his tune:
Attorneys for the Kalispell man accused of gunning down his ex-girlfriend and her teenage daughter on Christmas Day are trying to suppress a series of confessions he made to detectives after his arrest, arguing that the statements are inadmissible because he was high on methamphetamine.
Tyler Michael Miller [in photo] is charged with two counts of deliberate homicide for the shooting deaths of Jaimi Hurlbert, 35, and her daughter, Alyssa Burkett, 15. The Flathead County attorney is pursuing the death penalty in the case, and Miller, formerly known as Tyler Cheetham, has pleaded not guilty to the capital charges.
In a recent defense motion, public defender Noel Larrivee wrote that Miller admitted using meth on a daily basis leading up to his arrest and was heavily intoxicated during the police interrogation.
Miller originally was scheduled for trial in July but that will likely be pushed back to November.