Okla. cop found guilty of murdering his police chief

Police Chief Lucky Miller showed signs of having been beaten after sharing a hotel room with Officer Michael Nealey

By Suzie Ziegler 

MANNFORD, Okla. — A former Oklahoma police officer was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder in the 2019 death of his police chief. According to NBC News, Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller died after a physical altercation with Michael Nealey while at a work conference in Florida. 

According to KFOR, Nealey and Miller were sharing a hotel room when guests began complaining about noise coming from their room. One witness reported hearing a man yell, “stop it, Mike!” 

When staff opened the door they saw Nealey on top of Miller, KFOR reported. Deputies arrived and found that Miller had no pulse and that his face showed signs of having been beaten. 

Both men were highly intoxicated at the time, according to WKRG. A medical examiner said Miller died from blunt force trauma and asphyxiation.


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