Murderer who has strangled a mother of two to death is imprisoned for life

The murderer who died before she had stolen her money for a trip to the Philippines told the court that she was a & # 39; good friend & # 39; was because he is imprisoned for life.

  • Robert Graham Thomas strangled a mother in Brisbane before she stole her money
  • Danielle Miller had a relaxed relationship with Thomas before her murder
  • The police found that in 2015 Mrs. Miller was lying next to her face beside a broken fan at her home

An assassin who strangled a mother from Brisbane before she stole her money for a trip to the Philippines told a court that his victim was a & # 39; good friend & # 39; was, although & # 39; unreliable, clumsy and drunk & # 39 ;, before being sentenced to life imprisonment.

Robert Graham Thomas fired his lawyers and represented himself before being convicted Thursday in the Brisbane Supreme Court for the murder of Danielle Miller.

Miller, who had been in a relaxed sexual relationship with Thomas, was found by the police who lay next to her face in October 2015 alongside a broken fan and a bunch of her own hair in her Greenslopes home.

Robert Graham Thomas strangled the two-in-a-row Danielle Miller (Brisbane) in 2008

Robert Graham Thomas strangled the two-in-a-row Danielle Miller (Brisbane) in 2008

Mrs. Miller, who had been in a relaxed sexual relationship with Thomas, was found by the police lying next to her face next to a broken fan and a bunch of her own hair in her home at Greenslopes (photo)

Mrs. Miller, who had been in a relaxed sexual relationship with Thomas, was found by the police lying next to her face next to a broken fan and a bunch of her own hair in her home at Greenslopes (photo)

Mrs. Miller, who had been in a relaxed sexual relationship with Thomas, was found by the police lying next to her face next to a broken fan and a bunch of her own hair in her home at Greenslopes (photo)

The only clue to Thomas's motive to kill Miller was that he had told a man that she had somehow humiliated him, his March trial.

During the trial, prosecutor Dzenita Balic made statements from the two children of Miller who & # 39; things I miss about mother & # 39; mentioned and said the consequences of her death & # 39; unimaginable & # 39; would have been for them.

Thomas stood up and told the court that his lawyers advised him not to talk, but he felt that the & # 39; damage had already been done and I will no longer be silent & # 39 ;.

He said that one day he wanted to explain what had happened in the run-up to the murder & if I had the chance to tell the truth & # 39 ;.

He also made contemptuous remarks about Mrs. Miller and also apologized to her family.

& # 39; I did my best to breathe new life into Danny, and wish I had realized earlier that she had succeeded, & # 39; said Thomas.

& # 39; Danny like the rest of us had mistakes. She was also a good friend, someone unreliable, clumsy and a drunk person, but for us it was Danny.

& # 39; Anyway, she was unconditionally loved by two people who know her as a mummy. & # 39;

Thomas strangled Mrs. Miller before she stole her money for a trip to the Philippines

Thomas strangled Mrs. Miller before she stole her money for a trip to the Philippines

Thomas strangled Mrs. Miller before she stole her money for a trip to the Philippines

Almost immediately after Thomas finished his comments, Judge David Jackson gave his verdict.

Justice Jackson said the day after the murder that Thomas told a friend that he had pressed her with his hands in the neck.

He said Thomas squeezed so hard that he broke cartilage in Mrs. Miller's neck and caused serious bruises.

& # 39; The exact period in which you strangled Miller is unknown, but it was more than half a minute and possibly much longer & # 39 ;, Judge Jackson said.

& # 39; For the victim, it would have been a terrifying ordeal. & # 39;

He sentenced Thomas to life imprisonment for the murder that has a mandatory minimum non-parole period of 20 years in Queensland.

The only clue to Thomas's motive to kill Miller was that he had told a man that she had somehow humiliated him, his March trial.

The only clue to Thomas's motive to kill Miller was that he had told a man that she had somehow humiliated him, his March trial.

The only clue to Thomas's motive to kill Miller was that he had told a man that she had somehow humiliated him, his March trial.

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