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.
NEALEY TRIAL: We've heard from several witnesses who were staying at the Pensacola Beach hotel in rooms next to where deputies say the murder happened. Three people took the stand saying they heard 'roaring' and two said they heard 'Stop it Mike' before it went silent @weartv pic.twitter.com/v026EeXIhi— Renee Beninate (@reneebeninate) March 30, 2021
Michael Nealey is charged with second-degree murder for the death of Lucky Miller. Nealey was a detective at the Mannford Police Department in #Oklahoma where Miller was police chief. The two were in #Pensacola in Nov. 2019 for a law enforcement conference. @weartv pic.twitter.com/5PSoDP4S8p— Renee Beninate (@reneebeninate) March 30, 2021