MailOnline: William Miller, 27, allegedly killed three of his friends and then raped a woman who saw him do it.
Miller, who was convicted of first-degree rape in Alabama in 2013, told police that it all started when he hit a deer while traveling to see his friends in Buckatunna, Mississippi, around midnight on Monday night.
After arriving at the home of Lloyd and Sonya Taylor – about 16 miles from his home in Millry – Miller said he took methamphetamine and oxycodone. Under the influence of the drugs, Miller, Lloyd Taylor and another friend at the house, Jamie Gardner, decided to set off to find the roadkill.
Miller said one of the men started ‘more or less picking on me’, The Clarion-Ledger reported. ‘He kept on and it got physical,’ Miller told police.
Investigators believe Miller then shot and killed both men near Alabama-Mississippi state line around sunrise on Tuesday. He allegedly loaded the bodies in the car and returned to the home to kill Sonya Taylor.
Miller told a courtroom Thursday that he entered the home and shot Taylor in the head, WDAM reported. Miller then sexually assaulted another woman at the home who saw Sonya Taylor die, police said. He allegedly then forced the woman to drive him to a location with a dirt pit, where he set fire to the car with the men’s bodies inside.Miller then fled from police in the survivor’s car, eventually running into the woods. Following an 18-hour manhunt, he finally surrendered to police on Wednesday.
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