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.