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Red flags missed in murder case? 72-year-old Jozef Miller arrested in connection with his wife's murder in Scottsdale

Posted at 11:01 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 01:15:28-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Nearly two months before the death of 73 year old Hanna Miller, Scottsdale police were called to the home she shared with her husband, Jozef Miller.

She called 911 screaming, saying her husband beat her over the head with an electric massager in their bedroom.

Officers responded to the November incident that was captured on body camera video.

The video shows one officer try to calm Hanna down as she explained the horror of her husband "trying to kill her."

Outside the home, another officer interviewed Jozef who said, "I wanted to take my wife’s life, and I want to take my own life. This is it. Nothing counts.”

“He started to say, 'I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry but I want to kill you and I want to die myself,'" his wife said during a follow-up interview at the hospital.

Jozef was arrested, and the department recommended he be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation and disorderly conduct.

Days later, detectives got an email from a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s office who said, "the case is being turned down for no likelihood of conviction." No other explanation was given.

The case was turned over to the City of Scottsdale, on lesser charges. That case is still active.