LIBERTY — The absence of a key defense witness forced another postponement Tuesday in the attempted murder trial of Brittany Miller, accused of poisoning her grandfather more than two years ago.
Special Judge James Bowling of Bell County urged both parties to find open spots on their calendars as soon as possible for a new trial and then set the date for Sept. 14.
“This case needs to be resolved. I think everyone can agree with that,” said Bowling, who is filling in for Casey Circuit Judge James Weddle, who has been in poor health. “I guarantee it won’t be continued again for lack of a judge. We’ll have a robe here.”
Miller, 20, is accused of slipping antifreeze into the coffee and Cokes of her grandfather, Leonard Walls, in an attempt to kill him and inherit his estate. Walls, 62, nearly died of antifreeze poisoning in February 2008 and immediately suspected Miller, who lived with him at his Cannon Road home in Casey County.