Claire Miller was a fourteen year old teen killer from Pennsylvania who would murder her sister. According to court documents Claire Miller would stab her nineteen year old sister Helen to death in 2021. Helen Miller who had Cerebral Palsy was murdered as her parents slept. Apparently Claire Miller was jealous that her parents attention was focused on her older sister.
Before the trial was to begin Claire Miller would plead guilty to murder but mentally ill. With the plea deal agreement she will spend between 12 1/2 to 40 years.
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A Lancaster County teen has pled guilty but mentally ill to a charge of third-degree murder in connection with the stabbing of her sister in February 2021.
Claire Miller, now 16, of Manheim Township, will serve 12 1/2 to 40 years in prison, officials say.
“The events that bring us here today are incoherently tragic,” Judge Jeffery Wright said. “Mr. and Mrs. Miller sit here on the difficult challenge of supporting both the victim and the defendant.” A person who waives his/her right to trial may plead guilty but mentally ill.
“While all homicides are tragic, this case was particularly sad because the victim was her own sister and unable to defend herself,” District Attorney Heather Adams said. “The pain this must have caused the family is unthinkable. “The Commonwealth does not dispute that Miller suffered from a mental health event at the time of this offense, but it legally did not excuse the conduct. The sentence imposed today holds her accountable for the crime committed, but balances the nature of this offense, her young age, her mental condition at the time and the protection of society. The onus now rests with the Department of Corrections to appropriately treat her mental illness and only grant parole when it is clear that she is no longer a threat to the public.”
On February 22, 2021, Miller stabbed her 19-year-old sister, Helen, who had Cerebral Palsy, to death.
Police say the crime happened while their parents were sleeping.
The Lancaster County District Attorney says Miller will be committed to a State Prison to serve her sentence.