NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities won’t file charges against a Pennsylvania state trooper who shot and killed his pregnant wife at their suburban Philadelphia home (see related story).
A three-month investigation found that Joseph Miller’s gun went off as he tried to clean it at home in East Norriton.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Detectives Searching For Man They Believe Can Help Solve Santino Thomas' Murder Case
The bullet struck his wife in the head. Both 34-year-old Joanna Miller and her 22-week-old fetus died.READ MORE: Sharon Hill Borough Council Launches Independent Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
The Montgomery County district attorney’s office concluded the March 7 shooting was negligent but accidental.
Authorities said in a news release Friday that all evidence indicated the Millers were “a close-knit, loving family excited about the pending arrival of a new baby.” They had four other children.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Man Killed In Double Shooting Inside Port Richmond Home, Police Say
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