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Ex-trooper arrested in 2014 shooting death of pregnant wife

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A former Pennsylvania State Police trooper has been arrested in the 2014 shooting death of his pregnant wife in Montgomery County.

Joseph Miller was arraigned Friday on two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Joanna Miller and their newborn baby.

Joanna Miller was 24 weeks pregnant when she was shot in the head at their home in East Norriton Township, according to Montgomery County prosecutors. She died at a hospital after delivering the girl via an emergency C-section. The baby died shortly thereafter.

Joseph Miller, 36, told police he was cleaning his gun feet away from her when it discharged.

Prosecutors said a two-year investigation showed the gun was three to six inches from Joanna Miller's head when it went off.

A message seeking comment from his lawyer wasn't immediately returned.


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