Miller found competent to stand trial

Laura Germann
Staff Writer

Jade L. Miller, 34, of Wapakoneta, was found competent to stand trial Friday in the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court, after a recent psychological evaluation was ordered by the court. During an arraignment hearing on Jan. 4, Miller pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to two charges, one count of murder, no degree, and one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, a third-degree felony, in connection with the Sept. 1 death of Michael R. Angel of Lima.

Miller's defense counsel asked for continuance, and Miller waived her right to a speedy trial. A pretrial is set for 2:30 p.m. April 8.

Miller was arrested Dec. 18 on indictments connected with Angel's death. Angel was struck by a vehicle allegedly driven by Miller on Brighthorn Street just south of North Street on Sept. 1 at around 8:43 p.m.