Kalispell Man Wants Homicide Confession Suppressed

By Beacon Staff

A Kalispell man charged with killing his former girlfriend and her daughter on Christmas Day wants a series of confessions suppressed because he says he was high on methamphetamines when he was being questioned.

Tyler Michael Miller has pleaded not guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide in the deaths of 35-year-old Jaimi Hurlbert and 15-year-old Alyssa Burkett.

The Missoulian reports public defender Noel Larrivee recently filed a motion saying Miller was heavily intoxicated during police interrogation and his statements saying he planned the killings and had no regrets should be suppressed.

District Judge Stewart Stadler gave the state until June 3 to file a response.

The state has said it is seeking the death penalty against Miller, who legally changed his last name from Cheetham in 2009.

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