Jury finds Dayton man guilty of murder over $10

James C. Miller
James C. Miller

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

A Dayton man was found guilty as charged Thursday in the stabbing death of another man after an argument over $10.

James C. Miller, 57, was convicted by a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court jury of two counts of murder and three counts of felonious assault in the July 8, 2020, death of 58-year-old Terry Young.

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The men had been metal scrapping when Miller began to argue with Young in an alley behind Gebhart Street in Dayton. Miller said he had been cheated out of about $10.

Miller “stabbed the victim twice in the neck with a knife then got into his vehicle and drove towards the victim, striking him before fleeing,” a release from the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office stated.

Young was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miller later was arrested in Haysi, Virginia, and had to be extradited to Ohio.

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During his trial, Miller’s defense said that the men were friends and that during the argument Young had a knife and threatened their client, who stabbed him in self-defense.

Miller will be sentenced April 15.

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