A Florida man who police say drove drunk while driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol was sentenced Friday to death by lethal injection for killing his pregnant girlfriend in a crash that killed the woman’s 3-year-old son and left the baby in a coma.
A jury convicted David Lee Miller of the first-degree murder of 29-year old Vanessa Egan, who was killed Aug. 31, 2017.
Miller, 39, pleaded not guilty to first-and-second-degree manslaughter in the death of Egan.
The jury also found him guilty of DUI manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and driving under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol.
Miller is the first person in Florida to be sentenced to die by lethal injections for a fatal crash.
In July, a judge sentenced former University of Central Florida football player, Kevin Greene to death.
Miller was arrested after a night of drinking and driving in February 2018.
He told police he was high on alcohol and marijuana, and he was drinking and had a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit, when he crashed into a tree and was killed, according to an arrest affidavit.
Miller has an extensive criminal history.
He was arrested in 2008 for armed robbery and aggravated assault, and police say he threatened the mother of his unborn child in a phone call to his then-girlfriend and called her a whore.
Miller told the woman he wanted to kill his baby.
Miller told investigators he was using drugs to get high, and had been drinking and smoking marijuana since he was 14.
He also told police his wife had taken prescription drugs, but he told investigators she was a heroin addict.