Charges Filed in Marietta Cold Case

4-15-05- Murder charges were filed Friday in an 11 year old cold case in Marietta. James and Lena West were found murdered in their Marietta home back in 1994. Friday, 27 year old Maurice Miller was charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Investigators say Miller and another man brutally killed the Wests in December 1994 during a robbery at their home. The other man, Billy Henderson died in 1998. During the robbery, authorities say the Wests woke up and the men cut their throats.

Maurice Miller is already in jail in Oklahoma County facing other charges. He will be extradited to Love Countyy for his arraignment. No date has been set for that hearing.


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