Eric Miller died on Dec 2 2000. Miller’s death was mysterious. Miller was an UNC pediatric AIDS researcher. Police did not suspect his wife, Ann Miller Kontz, until they discovered an alleged affair between Ann Miller Kontz and her colleague, Derril Willard.
Willard refused to be interviewed by investigators. Willard committed suicide on Jan 22, 2001. In May 2004, North Carolina’s Supreme Court ordered Wiillard’s lawyer to reveal information that Willard shared with him about Miller’s death. The attorney revealed that Willard told him Kontz injected arsenic/poison into Miller’s IV line in hospital. Kontz had remarried a new husband.
By September 2004, Kontz was indicted. Subsequently, Ann Miller Kontz pleaded guilty to second degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder. Kontz admitted she poisoned Eric Miller with arsenic before his death. Kontz was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Kontz’s projected date of release is September 2029. Kontz will be 59 years by then.
Kontz and Miller had a daughter. The girl is under the shared custody of Kontz’s sister and husband, and Eric Miller’s parents.
There is a long story with photos and details here. The story was featured in CBS’s “48 Hours”.
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