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Lee Robert Miller sentenced to 25 years

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 20:23:29-04

BOISE — In 1994, Cheryle Barratt was found stabbed to death in Boise home. Police investigated Barratt's case for more than 20 years but came up empty. Then, last January, a breakthrough - Lee Robert Miller was arrested in Boise on a warrant out of Washington state, charged with killing a woman there in 1992. Through DNA, police say they were able to connect Miller with Barratt's murder.

On Wednesday, Miller was sentenced for both murders. A judge ruled Miller must serve at least 25 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole after a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Miller was also ordered to pay almost $5,000 restitution to Barratt's daughter.

A judge in Washington sentenced Miller to 17 years in prison. Miller will serve his sentence in Washington if he survives through his time in prison for the Idaho murder.