Real Name: Morgan Anthony "Tony" Miller
Date: December 14, 1983
Location: Toledo, Ohio
CaseEditDetails: Tony Miller is a Toledo native who was charged and convicted of an armed robbery that occurred in an Arby's Restaurant that he had just departed. The assailant in the case shot and killed off-duty police officer James Snead during the execution of the crime, and although the man wore a stocking mask, Miller was accused of being the assailant.
Suspects: A month after the arrest, a known felon named Joseph Clark, who is on death row, was arrested for multiple murder warrants and later confessed to the Arby's shooting which he later recanted. Clark's similarity to Miller suggestes that he was the real shooter, but a judge refused to allow Clark to testify in Miller's defense.
Extra Notes: This segment first ran on Final Appeal: From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries on October 9, 1992. The update to this case aired on the February 24, 1993 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.
Results: Solved. Based on a witness who identified Clark as the shooter, Miller filed an appeal with the Sixth District Court of Appeals who overturned his conviction. It was further ruled that Miller's judge "had no power to prohibit a witness from taking the stand based solely on the knowledge that the witness will refuse to testify."
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