Couple Going To Prison

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Detroit couple accused of trying to cremate their slain 2-year-old son on a barbecue grill and then collecting his welfare benefits have been sentenced to prison.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Michael Callahan on Thursday sentenced 29-year-old Joseph Miller to 22 to 50 years in prison for second-degree murder and 25-year-old Nickella Reid to 10 to 15 years for involuntary manslaughter.
Miller and Reid pleaded guilty last month to those and other lesser charges.
Police found Deuntay Miller's remains while investigating the 2007 scalding of the couple's 1-year-old son.
Joseph Miller pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse in that case and was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison, concurrent with his murder sentence.


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  • by Taylor Location: cape may on May 2, 2009 at 03:53 PM
    That is just plain sick.who in there right minds would ever do that to there own child.that child did not desever what they did to him.They need to go to jail and rott in there for life.maybe they should learn how much pain that child went through.thats just messed up.i cant believe a couple would do that to there own child.if they where going to do that to a child then y the hell did they even have one.that child did not desever to go through that pain..i hope he rest in peace and go to heaven to be with our lord.jesus loves all.he forgives sins.jesus will be there for you if you let him into your life.he makes it so much better knowing that he will be there to help you through your days.and f your laughing at what im saying then thats just ashamed because JESUS made you and he can end you..you shoud believe in him.he loves every single one of the people out there and he always forgives sind.he saves people who desever to be saved and believe in him..that chid i hope you reat in peace
  • by D. on Apr 18, 2009 at 05:08 AM
    This is just Plain SICK! and those people should be sterilized..I agree with you "anon". And Michigan Needs to put the death penalty on the ballot..You will see how many citizens are tired of supporting these people for their R & R in jail/prison. Come on Michigan..get a petition going, It will end up on a BALLOT! These people do not deserve to walk amongst society , ever!
  • by Lisa Location: Grand Ledge on Apr 17, 2009 at 07:34 PM
    It is really too bad we don't have the death penalty. This is exactly where the death penalty should be applied, to fit this heinous, disgusting, crime! The tax money we pay to keep them in prison is a waste of good money. They don't even deserve bread and water! I agree, they should both be cooked on high, on the BBQ grill, and disposed of, just as they did to their child. What is this world coming to? These people are nothing more than a waste of space. May this child rest in peace.......
  • by EJS Location: Ann Arbor on Apr 17, 2009 at 07:33 PM
    Wow this is a new level of evil. We don't have the punishment here for what they should get.
  • by anon Location: Lansing on Apr 17, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    Parents don't need to be sterilized, we need to instill values and morels into people and stop criticizing them all the time and if they do something that gets them in over their head, help them out, if they want it. But in this case as a mother of 6, that is horrible and I agree, BBQ grill would be fitting.
  • by Anonymous Location: northern michigan on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:01 AM
    This is the reason why Michigan needs to start sterilizing parents with charges like that!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2009 at 05:23 AM
    That's some sick stuff! What the heck were those people thinking of?
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Apr 16, 2009 at 06:08 PM
    This is why Michigan needs to enact the death penalty.
  • by jim Location: mi on Apr 16, 2009 at 05:26 PM
    When someone destorys other persons life, I think their punishment should be the exact same thing they did to the one they destoryed,we shouldn't have to even feed them, with our tax dollars.
  • by Fred Location: Lansing on Apr 16, 2009 at 03:34 PM
    Concurrent sucks. They should be in prison for life. Or grilled on a BBQ.
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