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Conviction of Matthew Alan Miller, Jr. for culpable negligence manslaughter and other crimes

District Attorney Daniella M. Shorter, announced the conviction of Matthew Alan

Miller, Jr., for culpable negligence manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident

involving death or injury, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Circuit Court Judge Tomika H. Irving sentenced Miller to twenty (20) years with

five (05) years suspended, leaving fifteen (15) years to serve in the custody of the

Mississippi Department of Corrections for culpable negligent manslaughter; twenty

(20) years to serve with ten (10) years suspended, leaving ten (10) years to serve for

leaving the scene of an accident involving death or injury; and twenty (20) years

suspended for aggravated assault. The sentences were ordered to run concurrently.

Miller was further ordered to pay $427.50 in court costs. Upon his release, Miller

will be placed on five (05) years supervision.

On October 27, 2020, Matthew Alan Wilson was traveling on Sylvarena Road in

Wesson, Mississippi at a high rate of speed. At the intersection of Sylvarena Road

and Highway 51, Miller ran the stop sign and collided with another vehicle occupied

by three individuals. The crash left one child dead and the driver and another

passenger severely injured.

After the crash, Miller fled the scene in another vehicle he stole from a bystander.

While attempting to flee the scene, Miller attempted to run over a police officer

investigating the crash. Miller was apprehended by the police following a short


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