A suspect in a Boise cold case murder made his first court appearance today on a murder that happened back in 1994.
54-year-old Lee Robert Miller is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the 1994 death of 49-year-old Boise resident, Cheryle Barratt.
Miller is being held in the Ada County Jail on a $2 million bond.
His preliminary hearing is set for May 9.
Boise Police detectives, working together with Bremerton Police detectives, used DNA evidence to identify Miller, 54, as a suspect in two homicides. One took place in 1992 in Bremerton; the other was the 1994 Boise killing.
Miller was arrested in Boise January 2 on a warrant out of Kitsap County, Washington, and charged with second-degree murder for the death of Bremerton resident Marilyn Hickey. At that time, Miller was also a suspect in Barratt’s death.
After 25 years, Boise Police say they have charged Lee Robert Miller with second-degree murder in connection with the 1994 death of 49-year-old Boise resident Cheryle Barratt. https://t.co/ifqFFlhyJF pic.twitter.com/4lusLnE7Fm— 6 On Your Side (@IdahoOnYourSide) February 1, 2019
Miller could face up to life in pison.