New True Crime Book/ N.C. Eric Miller Murder/ "DEADLY DOSE"
- From: "tiny dancer" <tinydancer357@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 12:51:20 -0400
By Amanda Lamb
Posted: May. 28, 2008
One of the most interesting things about being a reporter who covers crime
is getting the inside scoop.
One of the most frustrating things about covering crime for television is
not being able to tell viewers the whole story in the 1-minute 30-seconds we
That's why I decided to write a book about one of the most fascinating
murder cases I've covered in my 18-plus years as a television news reporter.
Eric Miller, a young, promising pediatric AIDS researcher and father died
from arsenic poisoning at the hands of his wife, Ann Miller, also a
scientist, in Raleigh in December 2000. It took four years to put Ann
Miller behind bars. Ultimately, she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder
and is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence.
One man, a veteran homicide detective with the Raleigh Police Department,
Chris Morgan, made it his mission to put Ann Miller behind bars. Before it
was over ,prosecutors took the case all the way to the North Carolina
Supreme Court to get the evidence they needed to put Ann Miller away. But
because the case never went to trial much of the evidence has never been
released to the public, until now.
"DEADLY DOSE," my new true-crime book from The Berkley Group, a division of
Penguin Putnam, will hit store shelves Tuesday, June 3. It is the whole
story, the back story, the never-been-told story through the eyes of Chris
Morgan. It is the complete story we couldn't tell you on television. To
learn more about the book and for a complete list of book signings and
readings, go to my Web site, www.DeadlyDoseBook.com.