Justin Miller says he’s not guilty of murdering 11-month-old
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) -New information, Justin Miller appeared in court Friday charged with murder in the death of 11-month-old Mercedes Lain.
He was originally charged with neglect of a dependent in Marshal County.
Justin Miller will remain in jail on a $500,000 bond. This murder case stems from the disappearance of 11-month-old Mercedes Lain in August. She was found dead in Starke County. Miller was allegedly baby-sitting the child, later on he led police to her body.
After the arraignment, Judge Kim hall heard a motion from the prosecution to bring in a special prosecutor.
The current prosecutor says they had previously represented a material witness in this murder case but declined to provide details citing, attorney-client privilege.
The judge denied the motion for a special prosecutor due to the fact that the current prosecutor’s request for a special prosecutor was too vague.
The parents of Mercedes, Kenneth Lain and Tiffany Coburn, are charged with neglect of a dependent out of Marshall County.
Miller has a court date in late October, and we’ll continue to follow the details of this case as it develops.
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