Fugitive returned to midstate to face charges in 1981 murder

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 27, 2014 11:10 AM

Photo by Harrisburg Police Bureau

(Harrisburg) -- A detective says a man arrested in Texas in a three-decade-old Dauphin County murder has expressed relief that he no longer has to lead a double life. 

Authorities say 78-year-old Joseph Miller has been returned to Harrisburg to face charges in the 1981 shooting death of 34-year-old Thomas Waller. 

Miller has been arraigned after waiving an extradition hearing in Texas, where he was arrested in rural Mineola in April. 

Detective Richard Gibney of the Harrisburg Police Bureau he believes Miller "was ready for it to be over.'' 

District Attorney Ed Marsico Jr. says his office is confident of a conviction in the case.  

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