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Monroe Co. murder suspect to go on trial in December

Monroe Co. murder suspect to go on trial in December

2 months ago by Scott Hardy

Lyle Miller to have 5-day trial starting December 2.

A Madison, Missouri man, charged with the 2021 death of a Monroe County woman, will go on trial late this year.

Lyle Miller was in Monroe County Circuit Court Tuesday, where records show that a five-day trial will be held starting December 2nd. The hearing was the first in the case in front of Macon County Judge Frederick Tucker. A defense motion asking that Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd drop the case was granted in early January. Miller’s facing one count each of 1st Degree Murder and evidence tampering. Miller’s charged in the death of 88-year old Betty Hayes. She had been missing since December 2021, before her body was found in July. Miller allegedly killed Hayes by hitting her once on the head, and then dumped her body in a pond located on land he owns. Prosecutors say in court documents that Hayes’s throat was also cut. Miller told a witness in April 2023 that he killed Hayes because he had done work for her, and she hadn't paid him.

Miller's being held in the Randolph County Jail without bond.

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