Alleged Kid-Raping Religious Store Owner Daniel Miller's New Plot To Kill Victim Might Make Him The Worst Person Ever
The shitty-ness of alleged kid-raping religious store owner Daniel Miller apparently knows no bounds. -- aside from allegedly drugging and sexually abusing his 17-year-old victim, Miller is now accused of plotting to have the boy killed.
Oh, and let's not forget the voodoo doll he had created of the boy in an attempt to give him cancer.
We told you about Miller, 45, earlier this year -- he owns a religious goods store in Long Island called Botanica where the alleged victim worked. According to authorities, on the boy's first day working at the store, Miller dosed him with booze and Lorazepam, drove him to his house, and sexually assaulted him for up to 12 hours.
Now, authorities say Miller offered someone $15,000 to kill the boy so he wouldn't be able to testify against him at his upcoming trial.
According to the Nassau County District Attorney's Office, a confidential source contacted authorities in June to tell them Miller had offered him cash to kill the boy.
The source told authorities relatives of Miller's contacted him and told him to visit Miller in jail, where he's awaiting trial for the alleged sexual abuse.
At the jail, Miller told the source he wanted him to kill the boy, and instructed him to go to his house to get more details.
At his Inwood home, Miller's relatives allegedly provided the source with information about the intended target -- again, a 17-year-old boy Miller's accused of drugging and raping. Thankfully, the source took the information to authorities, who opened an investigation into the alleged murder-for-hire scheme.
After telling police about the plot, the source again met with Miller at the jail. During the meeting, Miller allegedly offered him $15,000 to kill the boy, explaining that he wanted it to look like a cellphone robbery. Miller also told the source that his mother -- who is a secretary at Lawrence High School -- stole the boy's personal information from the school.
But we're not done...
Prior to allegedly concocting the murder-for-hire scheme, Miller supposedly recruited someone else to make a voodoo doll of the boy that he then sliced with knives and pins. He also used a photo of the boy, and dirt from his home, for a ritual intended to give the boy cancer.
Additionally, Miller has a lengthy rap sheet, which includes 10 convictions for various crimes in Nassau County alone, ranging from sexual abuse to drug possession.
If the allegations are true, there's a pretty strong case to be made that Miller might be the shittiest person in the world.
In addition to the charge of first-degree criminal sexual act for the alleged sexual assault, Miller's now been hit with conspiracy and criminal solicitation charges.
The D.A.'s office says charges could potentially be filed against the family members who helped Miller in his plot to kill the victim.
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