Richmond Heights husband accused of trying to kill wife by tampering with car

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio - A Richmond Heights man has been indicted for attempting to kill his wife.

Ronald Miller, 73, has been charged with attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and violating protection order, consent agreement and anti-stalking.

Miller was arrested on April 3 after he allegedly tampered with his 64-year-old wife's car causing her to crash into Nail Expo beauty salon in Richmond Heights on February 8.

"Still don't believe it," said Nail Expo owner Sophie Da Din. Din told NewsChannel5 she was there the day of the crash and helped Miller's wife out of the car. 

"I heard him talk to her to ask her… ‘You take your medication? Did you forget your medication?" Din said. 

The couple's Richmond Heights neighbors, both new and old, were just as shocked.

"I thought nightmare next door, literally, you know? Oh my God. It's scary," said Terri, who asked we not publish her last name. 

"I've seen the Richmond Heights police parked in that yard many, many times, many times and last time. My wife says she saw (them) there at 3 o'clock in the morning when she had to get up and go to the bathroom... I've never known anything wrong. Never saw any arguments. Never saw anything like that," Ken Lockshine said.

Investigators arrested Miller after matching DNA from a piece of wood propped up against the car's accelerator control. The wood caused the car to speed up on its own and crash.

A spokesperson at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office said Miller's arraignment date was pushed up to April 15th

Calls to Miller's attorney were not returned on Wednesday.

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