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Eric Miller's Parents Discuss Case, Thursday's Court Hearing

Posted March 13, 2002 12:40 p.m. EST

— Doris and Verus Miller, Eric Miller's parents, traveled to Wake County from Indiana for a court hearing set for Thursday afternoon. The issue at the court hearing is whether or not attorney-client privilege can be broken to uncover information about their son's death. They talked to WRAL's Len Besthoff Thursday morning about the case and the upcoming hearing.

"We hope everybody involved and everybody that the police contacts will cooperate so we can find these answers," Doris Miller said.

"We lived with this every day for 15 months, and we are going to keep living with it. The void will never go away, but hopefully, we will have some answers and some justice," Verus Miller said.

"We may never know totally why," Doris Miller said. "Yes, we want to know why. Who would not want to know why when you have had a child murdered? Knowing some of the answers just helps you come to grips with what has happened. No, it's not going to make the pain any different. That pain will be there until we die, but it will help us try to go on with our lives," she said.

"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is the right thing to do," said Verus Miller, quoting Potter Stewart, a former U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

"Eric was such a loving person," Doris Miller said. "I don't think you'll see anyone who would say anything against him. He had so much to give to mankind."

"I enjoyed seeing him grow up. I was proud of his accomplishments; high school, tennis, his Ph.D. in biochemistry," Verus Miller said. "I was proud of him. I was also proud of my two daughters. It's just tough. It's tough."

Related Links:

  • March 6, 2002:

    Eric Miller's Parents Speak Out, Ask Attorney To Reveal Information About Case

  • Statement From Eric Miller's Parents (Released March 5, 2002)

  • February 26, 2002:

    Lawyer In Arsenic Poisoning Case: Attorney-Client Privilege Extends Through Death

  • December 3, 2001:

    One Year Later, No Answers In Death Of UNC Researcher

  • May 22, 2001:

    N.C. Author Interested In Arsenic Poisoning Case

  • May 14, 2001:

    Autopsy Report: Researcher Died Of Arsenic Poisoning

  • Jan. 31, 2001:

    More Details Emerge About Widow Of Poisoned Raleigh Researcher

  • Jan 25, 2001:

    Millers Were 'Typical Family,' Neighbor Says

  • Jan 25, 2001:

    Investigators Wonder How Many Times Miller Was Poisoned

  • Jan 22, 2001:

    Arsenic Probe Takes Police to Another Home; Man Found Dead

  • Jan. 22, 2001:

    Mystery, Sadness of Arsenic Poisoning Case Deepens

  • Dec. 13, 2000:

    Raleigh Police Find More Evidence In Poisoning Of UNC Researcher

  • Dec. 3, 2000:

    Raleigh Police Suspect Arsenic Poisoning Responsible For Death Of Doctor