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Victim responds to Don Miller’s denied parole

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 5:14 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Serial killer Don Miller has been denied parole.

“This is real, I can breathe, I think I slept good last night for the first time in a long, long time,” Said Miller’s victim, Randy Gilbert.

Randy Gilbert and his sister Lisa Gilbert were both victims of Miller, after surviving an attempted murder, Randy told News 10 it has been a long and difficult wait to see if Miller would be denied parole.

“It was good to be denied but to actually see it in print, which I received it yesterday, late afternoon, to actually read it in print from the corrections department was just a huge sigh of relief, knowing that I don’t have to fight for a while,” Gilbert said.

Randy told me every day is a constant battle for him but he said this gives him a little peace of mind.

“I can relax for a couple of months then I gotta go back to work to fight the next parole, I’ve been fighting a long time and I’m tired. I don’t know how much fight I got left,” Gilbert said.

“It is very traumatizing for him and his sister because they were survivors, they were not killed, but Donald Miller would have killed them, I believe that firmly,” Said Ingham County Prosecutor, Carol Siemon.

Siemon told News 10 she is relieved Miller was denied parole.

“While you know that I support the opportunity for people to have a chance to be paroled and reviewed this is the one where I actively opposed his parole, as did my predecessor, because we know he still poses a risk to the community, he is not rehabilitated, and safety of the original victims and the whole community is our fundamental concern,” Siemon said.

“Its constant every morning, you wake up and it’s like is today going to be the day he’s going to be released, is today going to be the day he’s not going to be released, its mostly the other way, is he going to be released today, that’s the constant battle I deal with daily,” Gilbert said.

Randy told News 10 he is not only angry but scared, too.

“I have a family of my own to protect, I have a community here that I kind of feel obligated to protect, the whole thing has been life changing but if he is released it’s gonna change all over again,” Gilbert said.

If Miller serves his full sentence, he is set to be released from prison in 2031.

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