Attempted Murder Suspect to Testify Today

Walter Miller will take the witness stand in his own defense today in Mendocino County Superior Court for allegedly shooting at a sheriff’s deputy from a speeding car. Miller faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, first-degree burglary and special allegations that he served prior prison terms and has two prior strikes under California’s Three Strikes Law. The driver of the vehicle sped away from Deputy Darren Brewster, who stopped him on the night of Feb. 25. During the ensuing high-speed chase, Miller shot at Brewster’s patrol car, disabling it. Miller was apprehended two days later at the Ukiah Best Western hotel following a three-hour standoff with police.