Miller's trial pushed to September
News · May 03, 2013

Once found guilty of killing his 3-month-old daughter, Curtis Antoine Miller, 33, of West Branch this past month was given $1 million bond after a judge granted him a new trial and ordered him moved to the Linn County Jail.

Miller had been found guilty in May 2009 and sentenced to 50 years in prison in Kimisha Millerís death. The incident happened in Marion and doctors testified in Millerís first trial that blunt-force injuries led to her death.

According to court records, for the new trial, Miller faces charges of child endangerment resulting in death and involuntary manslaughter.

On April 4, a Linn County judge set the bond and ordered Miller transported from the Anamosa State Penitentiary to the county jail.

On April 10, Judge Douglas S. Russell was assigned to Millerís case.

On April 26, the prosecution argued against giving Miller bond; the judge did not make a ruling on that argument but pushed back a May trial to Sept. 25.

Kimisha did not immediately die from the injuries she received in September 2007, and Miller, then 28, was originally charged with child endangerment with serious injury.

But when Kimisha died three weeks later in October 2007, the charges were increased to first degree murder and child endangerment causing death. The jury eventually found Miller guilty of involuntary manslaughter, which was merged with the charge of child endangerment resulting in death.

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