Man Accused of Murdering His Wife and Burying Her Body at Speedway Pleads Not Guilty
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Robert Lamar Miller was arraigned and entered a not guilty plea in Judge Jay Weatherby’s courtroom Tuesday.
Miller is charged with murdering his wife and burying her body at the former San Angelo Speedway property on FM 2105 north of San Angelo. As we reported earlier, Miller and his wife were living in Grape Creek and Ludonna Yoder was living with them.
Miller and Yoder allegedly conspired to murder Miller’s wife, Michelle according to an affidavit containing a confession Yoder gave to authorities. According to the affidavit, Miller violently grabbed Michelle and pinned her down on a bed, holding her arms down as well. LuDonna told Fiveash that she placed the pillow over Michelle’s face and the plan was for her to suffocate Michelle. However, LuDonna told Fiveash that instead, she removed the pillow from Michelle’s face but left the pillow within reach of Robert.
LuDonna told the detective, “Robert Lamar Miller II then grabbed the pillow, lunged on top of Naomi Michelle Miller, 'and suffocated Naomi Michelle Miller until Naomi Michelle Miller ceased to move."
Miller and Yoder then hid the body under the house in Grape Creek. A year later, according to the affidavit, Yoder helped Miller move the body to the former San Angelo Speedway property. Authorities recovered Michelle’s remains there in March 2017.
Miller’s plea of not guilty paves the way for a jury trial on Monday, July 23. He faces 5 to 99 years or life in prison.
Yoder is also charged with murder. Her jury trial has been moved to September.