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3/25/02 - Smith County

Smith County Man Gets Life

The Smith County man who brutally beat a woman with pots, pans and kitchen utensils at a Chicken and Burgers in Dogwood City pleaded guilty today in court. Darron Dewayne Miller was sentenced to life in prison for killing Jennifer Palmer. Miller reportedly became enraged according to eyewitnesses and started beating Palmer at the restaurant. Miller then also assaulted another female employee who survived. Witnesses called 911 as it was happening but Miller fled the scene. Sheriff deputies later caught him after a high speed chase. Today Judge Cynthia Kent also sentenced Miller to 20 years in prison for aggravated assault of one of the employees and two years for evading police.
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