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2014 hearing set in capital murder case

Thursday - 12/5/2013, 4:09am  ET

WOODSTOCK, Va. (AP) -- A January court date has been scheduled for a Woodstock woman who is charged with capital murder in the abuse death of her fiancé's young son.

The Jan. 8 hearing in the case of 26-year-old Nicole Dawn Miller is to hear defense motions.

Miller's court-appointed attorneys filed motions Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court in Woodstock. The Daily News Record ( ) reports that two seek funding for expert witnesses.

Miller was arrested June 3 and charged with child abuse and child endangerment after the boy was critically injured at her home in Woodstock. The child died two days later and Miller was indicted for capital murder.

Shenandoah County Commonwealth's Attorney Amanda Wiseley has said she will seek the death penalty if Miller is found guilty of the murder charge.


Information from: Daily News-Record,

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