By William Moore
For Corinth Today
CORINTH – An Alcorn County man will spend the next 30 years in prison after he was found guilty of murdering a man in February 2014.
A jury found Jerry Dale Miller, 63, guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Gregory Scott. Senior Circuit Court Judge Thomas Gardner sentenced Miller to the maximum of 40 years, with 10 years suspended.
Miller, who allegedly has a history of mental problems, went to confront some females he thought were cyberstalking him through his DVD player. He carried a knife and DVD player when he went to their Nelson Street house. He smashed the electronic device on one girl’s car and bashed the other girl’s car with a boulder, according to District Attorney John Weddle.
Scott, 43, a neighbor, heard the commotion and confronted Miller. During a physical altercation, Scott was stabbed in the chest. He later died from his wound, but not before talking to police.
Miller was originally charged with murder. The jury had the option of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter or not guilty by reason of insanity. A doctor testified for the state that Miller was competent to stand trial and assist his attorney.