- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 65-year-old Great Falls man has pleaded “no contest” to killing his girlfriend in July 2015 by beating her with a flashlight and then cutting her throat to end her suffering.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://gftrib.com/2kdayeN ) William D. Miller entered his plea Monday to mitigated deliberate homicide in the death of 57-year-old Deborah Garrett.

Court records say Miller called 911 just after 4 a.m. on July 13, 2015, to report he’d killed his girlfriend. He told police she said he saw “red” and beat her with a flashlight. Prosecutors say he told the dispatcher that he saw she was suffering so he cut her throat.

Court records say Miller told officers he was emotionally abused by the victim.

Miller faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in mid-March.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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