Dana Miller Attempted Murder Case To Move to District Court
The case involving a Casper woman who claims she accidentally shot her husband, is moving to a higher court.
A Circuit Court Judge has ruled that prosecutors have met their probable cause burden against thirty seven year old Dana Miller, who has been charged with one count of attempted second degree murder, along with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a deadly weapon with intent to threaten the life of another.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say on Sunday evening (January 3rd), officers got a call from Miller, saying she had accidentally shot her 26-year old husband, at an apartment complex on the 1900 of South Missouri Avenue.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a severed artery, and a collapsed lung and had to be placed in a medically induced coma.
When interviewed, Miller said earlier that evening, her husband became too intoxicated and started calling her names, which caused her to become frustrated.
Miller, who had also been drinking, went and got a gun, and pointed it at her husband, in an attempt to get him to stop, but he continued and Miller pulled the trigger.
Her husband said he got the gun at first, and Miller told him to give it her.
Once he did he started to leave the apartment, when Miller said "I'd really like to shoot you right now."
The victim told her to do it, and she did.
Detectives said that Miller told them she pointed the gun at her husband and pulled the trigger, but she didn't know the gun was loaded.
Miller's blood alcohol content was later determined to be .17%, and that was about four hours after the shooting.
The victim said the argument started when Miller took his debit card and refused to return it.
She is being held on $100,000 bond awaiting trial and could face between 20 years to life in prison on the attempted second degree murder charge if convicted.