Newswire: Midnight Rider director Randall Miller sentenced to two years in prison

In a historic first, a judge in Wayne County, Georgia has sentenced Midnight Rider director Randall Miller to two years in prison and 10 years’ probation for the on-set death of camera assistant Sarah Jones last year. Miller initially entered a plea of not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, but changed his plea to guilty shortly before the trial was to begin.

As part of his sentence, Miller also agreed to pay a $20,000 fine, serve 360 hours of community service, and refrain from working as a director, assistant director, or supervisor in charge of safety on any film production for the next 10 years, essentially ending his career. Miller will be the first movie director to serve jail time for an on-set death; the last time a case like this went to trial, according to Deadline, was the famous Twilight Zone: The Movie trial in 1986-1987, where …

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