Jail Inmate Threatens Friends of Homicide Victim

By Beacon Staff

KALISPELL – Flathead County officials say a 34-year-old Kalispell man charged with shooting his former girlfriend and her 15-year-old daughter to death told jailers “he would take care of anyone who was a friend” of his former girlfriend.

Tyler Miller pleaded not guilty on Jan. 13 to two counts of deliberate homicide for the Christmas Day shooting deaths of 35-year-old Jaimi Hurlbert and her daughter, Alyssa Burkett.

The Daily Inter Lake reports that two days later, Miller attacked a fellow inmate that he believed was a friend of Hurlbert’s.

Sheriff Chuck Curry says officials don’t believe Miller actually hit the other inmate, and that man declined to press charges. He says Miller apologized, but then threatened any friends of Hurlbert’s.

Curry says Miller is under tighter restrictions in the maximum security unit.

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