Graphic Video: Remember the Father and Son who Killed Their Neighbor Over Trash? DA agreed to reduce their bond

ABILENE, Texas — The Taylor County District Attorney’s Office has agreed to a reduced bond for the Abilene father and son accused of killing their neighbor in a fight over a mattress.

Johnnie Dee Allen Miller, 68, and Michael Theodore Miller, 32, are in the Taylor County Jail on $250,000 bond.

They were charged with murder in the September 2018 shooting death of Aaron Howard.


Box told KTXS she was told by the Taylor County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday that they will not oppose the bond being reduced to $100,000. The Millers would also be prohibited from having any contact with the victim’s family.

District Attorney Jim Hicks said they made the decision because they can’t prove the Millers are a flight risk.

“It’s not uncommon for bonds to be lowered in reduction hearings,” Hicks said. “Where the accused has been incarcerated for a lengthy period of time without the ability to make bond, a court is constitutionally mandated to consider a bond reduction. My office felt this resolution was in order.”

A justice of the peace initially set the Millers’ bond at $25,000.

After KTXS shared video of the shooting with the DA’s Office, Hicks filed a Motion of Insufficiency of Bond. Their bond was increased to $250,000 and the Millers were rearrested Sept. 21.

They have been in jail since.

Hick said the bond will be reduced once paperwork is submitted.