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Randall Miller, 'Midnight Rider' Director, Gets 10 Years in Death

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 07:49 AM

Filmmaker Randall Miller pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass after his camera assistant was killed by a train during the filming of Gregg Allman-biopic "Midnight Rider." He was given a 10-year sentence.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller will spend two years in Wayne County jail, and the remaining eight on probation — during which time he is barred from directing a film or supervising a camera crew. As part of the deal, proceedings against Miller's wife, Jody Savin, were dismissed.

The film's executive producer, Jay Sedrish, was sentenced to 10 years of probation and a $10,000 fine.

"I do not seek revenge, but rather I seek healing for all involved, including those responsible for my daughter’s death," said Richard Jones, the father of late camera assistant Sarah Jones. Sarah was killed two years ago at age 27 while filming a dream sequence on a bridge over the Altamaha River near Jesup, Georgia.

"There's nothing the court could do, Ms. Johnson or the D.A.’s office could do, to really bring you justice in this case. This was clearly a tragic accident that caused the death of your daughter and sister and granddaughter," said judge Anthony Harrison, addressing the Jones family.

Richard and Elizabeth Jones have filed a civil suit of wrongful death against the production company. CSX Transportation has filed documents in that case claiming that it denied "Midnight Rider" permission to film from the bridge on two occasions.



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Filmmaker Randall Miller pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass after his camera assistant was killed by a train during the filming of Gregg Allman-biopic "Midnight Rider." He was given a 10-year sentence.
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