- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man who authorities say tried to kill his wife by rigging the accelerator on her car has been sentenced in Cleveland to eight years in prison.

A jury last month found 76-year-old Ronald Miller of Richmond Heights guilty of attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder and felonious assault. He was accused of trying to kill 76-year-old Rhoda Miller in February 2013.

Prosecutors say Rhoda Miller avoided hurting anyone by driving through the front window of a nail salon at a suburban Cleveland shopping center. A tow truck driver found a wooden shim in the car’s throttle mechanism.

An appellate court overturned Ronald Miller’s first conviction in 2014 and ordered a new trial. He represented himself at his second trial.

Rhoda Miller filed for divorce several months after the incident.


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