On April 24, a Union County jury agreed with prosecutors, who said Myrle Miller killed John Nichols five years ago to gain access to all his bank accounts and life insurance policies.
“All of it stops,” Nichols's daughter, Lori Heddings, told WNEP-TV. “This family is now going to stop.“
The verdict ended a five-day trial in which prosecutors said Miller wrote online about loving other men.
“This case is about greed, lies and a coldness of heart,” Jennifer Buck said during her closing argument.
A judge asked Miller if she wanted to testify in her own defense. While she declined, her attorney said Miller had power of attorney over Nichols's funds.
Prosecutors believe Miller “panicked“ after an Area Agency on Aging informed Nichols that someone was stealing from his bank account.
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Miller was arrested in May 2021, three years after Nichols died.
Then there's the mystery of Miller's grandson. Corey Edkin disappeared from his Union County home in 1986, when he was two.
Edkin never has been found, but investigators said last fall they thought a family member was behind his disappearance.
A sentencing date for Miller has not been scheduled, pending a post-trial investigation.
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