Casper Man Charged with Murdering Wife
by Liz Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org
K2 News Desk, email@example.com
A Casper man is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his wife. During the early morning hours of Wednesday, investigators say 46-year-old Thomas Lee Miller killed his wife Natalie outside their Casper home.
During his initial court appearance on Wednesday afternoon, Miller was charged with first degree murder and was ordered held without bond. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. Miller is also charged with aggravated assault as well as two misdemeanor charges of child endangerment. Thomas and Natalie Miller had two children two children together, a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old. Both children were reportedly in the home when the shooting took place.
Miller, who held his head low in court and talked extremely quiet, appeared to have no emotion Wednesday afternoon. In standard court questions, Miller told the judge that he was in fact married.
The murder happened just after midnight Wednesday morning, when police responded to multiple 911 phone calls to a home on Desmet Drive. One call was from Natalie saying her husband was going to kill her and that he planned to shoot her.
According court documents, a female witness was present at the time and said Natalie and Thomas began fighting over money shortly after midnight. The witness then describes Natalie Miller, running from the house, to a neighbors house next door. At that time, Thomas Miller allegedly shot Natalie multiple times while she was attempting to gain assistance at the nearby house.
Police say Natalie died at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds.
During Thomas Miller's initial appearance in court, prosecutors asked for a bond of $1-million, but Judge Huber ordered no bond at all. A preliminary hearing is scheduled within the next 10 days.