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Ray Elmer MILLER

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Parricide - His wife was in the process of filing for a divorce
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: December 1, 1932
Date of arrest: Same day
Date of birth: 1898
Victim profile: His wife
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Status: Executed by asphyxiation-gas in Nevada on May 8, 1933
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ray Elmer Miller was executed at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City on May 8, 1933.

He was convicted of murdering his wife in Las Vegas on December 1, 1932.

Miller was a native of Nebraska, 34 years old and a truck driver.

Miller killed his wife Evelyn after she filed for divorce. She was going to the office of her lawyers in Las Vegas to get a restraining order against her husband because of threats he had made against her life.

As she was climbing the stairs to her lawyers' office, Ray Miller shot his wife twice. He was arrested as he was trying to fix his jammed gun. He plead not guilty but was convicted and executed.

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Ray Miller died at the age of 34, executed in the Gas Chamber at Nevada's State Prison.

He murdered his wife in Las Vegas on December 1st, 1932. His wife was in the process of filing for a divorce, she was on her way to her Lawyers Office to file a restraining order against her estranged husband for making threats against her. As she was climbing the steps, Miller shot his wife twice. His gun jammed, and he was arrested at the scene.

He pled not guilty, but was still convicted and sentenced to death.