Suit: Kentucky man was framed for murder
LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has filed a federal lawsuit after alleging he was framed for a murder he didn’t commit.
The Courier Journal reports that 56-year-old Nickie Miller of Stanton — who filed the suit Tuesday — says he wrongly spent two years in jail facing a potential death sentence of the murder of 52-year-old Paul Brewer of Mount Sterling.
In 2011, Brewer was found shot in the head twice while strapped to his bed.
The suit names a state police polygraph examiner, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office and a prosecutor as defendants, alleging they forced a witness to falsely implicate Miller and destroy evidence in the case.
None of the defendants returned requests for comment.
Prosecutors moved to dismiss the charges against Miller last year.
Information from: Courier Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com