41-year old Deyone Miller. After entering the home the officers discovered that Miller had shot and killed his wife, 35-year old Laterria Miller, before turning the gun on himself. Police got a call from Laterria's father around 11 o'clock Sunday morning. They said he was worried about the couple. By the time police arrived at the couple's home, both were already dead.
The couple had been on again off again for the past several months. They had four children ranging from ages 4 to 18. Those close to the family said the couple often fought and took breaks apart. Police said Laterria had been gone for 2 weeks when she returned Saturday night, only to be murdered the next day.
It started as a normal Sunday morning "They got phone calls from family members who wanted to pick the children up and take them to church.
"The children were not in the house at the time stated Assistant Chief Joel Neely.
Around 11 AM, police said Miller made some alarming calls to family and friends across Frederick. "Deyone made some different phone calls by cellular phone to different individuals around the community stating that he had just shot his wife."
Police said he told them he couldn't handle his strained relationship with his wife anymore and that's why he said he killed her. Laterria's father called police, but by the time police arrived, they both lay dead in the bedroom. Laterria had multiple gunshot wounds and Deyone shot himself in the head. "The couple were lying in bed, Mrs. Miller had sustained the gunshot wounds and it appeared that he had laid down and one self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head."
The state medical examiner and OSBI both did their investigation at the scene. They told police all evidence did point to a murder-suicide and the Frederick Police are currently in the process of this investigation.