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Charges dismissed in deadly Saline County shooting


The Missouri Attorney General's office confirmed Monday that charges against a Saline County murder suspect were dismissed.

James Scott Miller, 55, was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Joshua Charles Smith, 31, on Dec. 29, 2018.

According to ABC affiliate KMBC, the court found Miller violated his $500,000 cash-only bond and ordered him back to jail in January 2019. Miller was then released in February 2019 after he posted a $250,000 surety bond.

The case was being prosecuted by the Missouri Attorney General's office after Miller's defense lawyer asked that the county prosecutor be dismissed because of a conflict of interest.

The Attorney General's office decided not to pursue a criminal case against Miller because the evidence in the case did not warrant prosecution.

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Brittany Wiley

Brittany Wiley joined ABC 17 News in December 2018 as a full-time reporter. She anchors weekend morning broadcasts and reports in the early evening during the week.


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