Second Trial of Casper Man Moved To Thermopolis
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The second trial of a Casper man accused of shooting his wife to death after she fled to a neighbor’s house is being moved to Thermopolis.
Thomas Miller’s first trial ended in a mistrial after Natalie Miller’s mother broached a topic previously deemed off-limits in court. She claimed that Thomas Miller had previously had an affair with his cousin, something the judge had previously ruled was off limits.
Miller’s lawyer, Robert Oldham, told the Casper Star-Tribune that Hot Springs County was picked for the new trial because it doesn’t have a sitting judge that uses the courtroom every day.
A former president of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Jason Tangeman, says venue changes are rare but not unheard of in Wyoming. He could recall about two cases in 15 years.