Dana Miller Of Casper Sentenced For Attempted Voluntary Manslaughter
A Casper woman will be spending time behind bars after admitting to accidentally shooting her husband.
Dana Miller was sentenced to 12-to-15 years at the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk, after she pleaded guilty to one charge of attempted voluntary manslaughter, and one charge of aggravated assault.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in early January, officers got a call from Miller, saying she had accidentally shot her husband, at an apartment complex on the 1900 block 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 and was on medication, 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 five-to-six hours after the shooting.
The victim said the argument started when Miller took his debit card and refused to return it.
Miller's actual sentence was 12-to-15 years for attempted voluntary manslaughter, and eight-to-10 years for aggravated assault.
Both of those sentences will be served concurrently, or at the same time.