Miller gets life in 2011 killing of ex-wife

MCCOMB – (AP) A 37-year-old man charged with capital murder has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-wife, accepting a mandatory life sentence.

Had he been tried for capital murder of 35-year-old Tracy Lynn Thornton Miller, Jason Miller of Summit could have been sentenced to death.

The Enterprise-Journal reports that Miller pleaded guilty in Pike County Circuit Court after Assistant District Attorney Rodney Tidwell summed up the case against him.

Tidwell said Miller broke in while his ex-wife was calling 911 on Aug. 12, 2011.

On the 911 recording, he said, “You can hear at least one of the gunshots, and you can hear Jason telling the 911 operator that nothing is going on.”

Miller killed his wife and then fled with their 4-year-old son.

Miller was found hiding in the woods about two hours after the killing, and confessed after his arrest.

Judge David Strong asked if that was true. Miller said “yes, sir.''

Tracy's son and two daughters are being raised by their grandparents.