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Friday, November 20, 2015

Macy Man Sentenced for Negligent Child Abuse

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Victor Ray Miller, age 24, Macy, Nebraska, was sentenced for his conviction for negligent child abuse.  Senior United States Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Miller to serve a term of probation of five years.  While on probation, Miller will be required to complete a residential program at the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was further ordered to perform community service of 20 hours per week for any week that he remains unemployed.

On October 27, 2015, Miller was minding his 14 month old daughter at his home in Macy, Nebraska.  Miller had injected some methamphetamine but left a baggie containing other methamphetamine on a stand within reach of his daughter.  Miller left his daughter alone while he went to take a shower, and when he came back, he found that his daughter had ingested the methamphetamine.

The child was taken to the Indian Health Service Hospital in Winnebago, but was transferred to St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City and then on to Children’s Hospital in Omaha.  The child initially was highly agitated and inconsolable and her EKG showed tachycardia.  She was treated with a medication regimen recommended by the National Poison Control Center and was released from the hospital three days later.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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