A deadly shooting in Millard two years ago brings a life sentence for Daniel Miller. He was also given an additional 10 years for using a gun to shoot and kill 18 year old Julius Robinson. His mother Durra says no amount of time behind bars will ease the pain of losing her son.
“He was no bully. He was no bad person and he always, always was friendly with everybody.”
Durra Robinson says it is a huge struggle to forgive the man who took her son’s life.
“If I don’t let it go, I going to keep crying. I’m going to keep crying daily and Julius keeps running though my brain.”
Robinson’s father, Henry Youngblood became very emotional when Miller was sentenced Thursday afternoon.
“It isn’t right. It’s messed up. All these young people killing people is ridiculous. It is ridiculous.”
Miller claims he shot Robinson in self defense. The shooting stemmed from a fight between two rival gangs and Miller says Robinson’s group was armed with guns and bats when they charged Miller’s group. Robinson’s family say Julius was not a gang member. Miller’s attorney plans an appeal.