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Jury acquits Athens man in domestic violence strangulation case

By Joe Johnson

A Clarke County jury on Tuesday acquitted an Athens man of all charges that stemmed from his arrest last year for a domestic violence incident.

The verdict quickly came at the end of a one-day trial in which Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez was lead prosecutor.

Jeremy Lamar Miller, 35, was arrested on July 27, 2022, after he reportedly choked his former girlfriend during an altercation at the victim's Parkview Homes residence in which Miller allegedly strangled the woman while three children ages 3, 5 and 8 were present.

The victim stated that Miller “was upset because they had broken up and she had her ex-husband in the residence, “according to Lt. Shaun Barnett of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

Miller was subsequently indicted for aggravated assault, false imprisonment, simple battery, and third-degree cruelty to children.

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