Dana Miller Charged With Attempted Second Degree Murder
Prosecutors have filed an additional charge against a Casper woman, after she pulled the trigger and shot her husband.
Thirty seven year old Dana Miller is now facing one charge 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 Missouri Avenue.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with 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.
He tried to call 911 himself, but his phone was too soaked in blood to use it, and the argument started when Miller took his debit card and refused to return it.
Miller's blood alcohol content was later determined to be .17% at the time.
Her bond has been raised to $100,000.
She is awaiting trail and could face between 20 years to life in prison on the attempted second degree murder charge if convicted.