Antione Miller was out of jail whereas ready for a trial for a 2016 rape case when police stated he shot and killed a 65-year-old man
ST. LOUIS — A person who was free of jail whereas ready for a trial for a 2016 rape cost is now going through homicide expenses after police stated he shot and killed his neighbor in north St. Louis this week.
Antione Miller, 48, was charged with first-degree homicide and a number of different crimes in reference to the lethal taking pictures of 65-year-old Damon Hill.
Police have been known as to Goodfellow Boulevard and Dressell Avenue Monday afternoon for a taking pictures. When officers arrived, they discovered a 65-year-old man shot within the neck. He was pronounced useless on the scene of the taking pictures. He was recognized Tuesday as Damon Hill.
Police introduced Wednesday a suspect has been arrested and charged in Hill’s demise. Miller faces expenses of first-degree homicide, assault and armed prison motion.
Witnesses informed police Miller shot Hill and one other one who have been sitting inside a automobile, in line with courtroom paperwork. A motive was not launched.
Miller was awaiting trial for a 2016 statutory rape case. He was charged with first-degree rape or tried rape, second-degree statutory rape and illegal use of a weapon for the 2016 incident.
In July 2017, he was jailed and held on a $75,000 cash-only bond. He didn’t make bail and stayed in custody.
In 2019, United States District Choose Audrey G. Fleissig ordered the jail commissioner to cease implementing “any financial situation of launch that ends in detention solely by advantage of an arrestee’s incapability to pay.” The order stated folks can nonetheless be held, however the jail commissioner must show that the individual is a hazard to the general public or there isn’t any different means to make sure the individual would seem in courtroom.
As a part of that change, Antione Miller had a listening to to evaluation the phrases of his bond and was launched on his personal recognizance. Phrases of his launch stated he couldn’t possess a weapon, should keep away from the sufferer and will solely go away dwelling to go to work or courtroom.
His rape trial was set to start on April 12.
He’s now being held with out bond.