Flagler County Sheriff's Office
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- Paul Miller was convicted of Second Degree Murder with a Firearm Friday evening, according to a State Attorney's press release. The jury took 90 minutes to deliberate the charges against Miller, 66.
Miller shot his neighbor Dana Mulhall five times, killing him on March 14, 2012 after hard feelings over a neighbor's barking dogs escalated to murder.
"Miller's actions prove he intended to kill Mr. Mulhall. He was combative in his language, gesture and actions. If indeed the defendant feared his neighbor, as he claimed, he had an opportunity to call the police when he went inside the house. Instead, Miller chose to confront his neighbor with gunfire," Assistant State Attorneys Jaquelyn Roys said in the release.
"Today's verdict protects the principle that disputes should be resolved non-violently. The jurors' rejection of the defendant's questionable self-defense claim honors the victim's memory," State Attorney R.J. Larizza said in the release.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 18th. Miller faces a maximum sentence of up to life in prison.
First Coast News