Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Local News

January 9, 2014

UPDATE: Court affirms Miller conviction


Knoxville —

The question for the Court of Appeals became whether or not the State offered enough evidence to corroborate Bussey's testimony. The State presented "strong" evidence to do this, Tabor continued. 

In closing, Tabor wrote, "In conclusion, we find Miller failed to show he was entitled to a new trial as a result of either the denial of defense counsel's challenge for cause to juror Stova, or the district court's admission of Cobbins' co-conspirator statements, or counsel's failure to seek a corroboration instruction." 

"We are pleased that the Court of Appeals affirmed Michael Miller's conviction earlier this morning," Marion County Attorney Ed Bull told the Journal-Express on Jan. 9. "The evidence of guilt was overwhelming in my opinion, and a  jury of his peers and now the Iowa Court of Appeals agreed.  However, I continue to be mindful that nothing we do will ever bring Theresa Miller back.  I never got to meet her in person, but from what I have learned over the past few years, she was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend to all that knew her.  She, nor anyone, deserves to be shot in their own home by a cold blooded assassin.  I wish to sincerely thank the Marion County Sheriff's  Office, the Iowa Attorney General's Office and all of my staff for assisting me in obtaining and securing this conviction. It truly was a team approach."


Text Only
Local News
  • Corps aware of blue green algae being seen at Lake Rock

    July 31, 2014

  • Matt Byrd.jpg KHC, Grinnell medical center to share new hire

    Knoxville Hospital & Clinics and Grinnell Regional Medical Center have entered a new agreement to share leadership for radiology services. Matthew M. Byrd, CNMT, RT (N)(CT), will join the staff at both hospitals as the director of radiology/diagnostic imaging. GRMC will employ Byrd and then contract his services to the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nicholas Carter.jpg Carter sentencing tomorrow

    Nicholas Wade Carter, 19, is expected to be sentenced Friday morning, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. 

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • North Tailwater to close Aug. 4

    The North Tailwater area near the Red Rock Dam will be closed to the public beginning Aug. 4 to enable construction of hydroelectric facilities at the Dam. The closure will extend until construction of the project is completed in the spring of 2018.

    July 31, 2014

  • streetscape July 29.jpg Paving may begin late next week

    The Third Street project is about three weeks behind, but paving may begin late next week. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Playground to be closed

    The wooden playground structure at Auld Park will be closed Thursday, while the City applies a new coat of sealant. Caution tape will be placed around the structure. When the sealant dries, the structure will be reopened. 

    July 29, 2014

  • Shrine Bowl 19.jpg Slideshow: Shrine Bowl Marion County was well-represented at the annual Shrine Bowl in Cedar Falls on Saturday. Football coaches Jay McKinstrey of Pella and Eric Keller of Knoxville led the south team, which won 23-7. The Pleasantville High School Dance Team also played a big role in the pregame festivities.

    July 28, 2014

  • library.jpg New library at Auld Park

    The City installed this new library at Auld Park Wednesday afternoon. The Optimist Club helped create this new way for the people of Knoxville to share literature.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • marked bricks.jpg Bricks being marked, intersection to close

    Streetscape Project Manager Richard Brees is going around the square once again, marking bricks that require replacement before the project is accepted.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Republicans.jpg Republicans to hold events
    The Marion County Republicans are holding events in Knoxville and Pella Saturday, July 26. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo