Trial for Richland murder suspect moved to July

Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City HeraldMarch 13, 2014 

The trial for a Richland man charged in the September death of his ex-girlfriend has been moved to July 8.

The new date is said to be a realistic one based on the schedules of the attorneys in the case of Lawrence A. Miller.

Miller, 34, is charged in Benton County Superior Court with second-degree murder with domestic violence.

The charge includes four aggravating circumstances: deliberate cruelty, aggravated domestic violence, a destructive and foreseeable impact on others and excessive injuries.

Prosecutors allege Miller killed Rebeca Vandeventer on Sept. 11 while her three children were in the apartment.

The two had recently broken up, but Miller still shared the home with her.

Vandeventer was stabbed 30 times while the two were fighting because Miller reportedly was upset she wouldn't stop seeing another man.

-- Kristin M. Kraemer: 582-1531; kkraemer@tricityherald.com; Twitter: @KristinMKraemer

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