Miller pointed the gun at the woman from a distance of 2 or 3 feet. As she reached for the gun, he squeezed the trigger and a single gunshot struck the woman in the face.
As a result of the gunshot, Eva Miller’s body fell into a chair. Mills said her husband tossed the firearm on her stomach and placed her hand on the gun to portray it as a suicide. Miller later recanted his story that he had discovered his wife when he came home from work.