The following was extracted from a series of messages from Debroah Daily-Case to the RHV Facebook site.
Miranda Daily was murdered by a man she knew not yet three months, according to her mother, Debbie. The man who she claims killed her daughter took a plea deal of voluntary manslaughter offered by the defense attorney.
Miranda overdosed on five chemicals given to her by the man. He will be released October 24, 2012.
The case had multiple changes during a four and a half year series of trials; the charges were switched, DA’s entering and exiting, and a climate of uncertainty that created a sense of insignificance to the victim’s families. Debbie called the experience similar to being at a traffic violation.
The man was eventually sentenced to six years for the crime of Voluntary Manslaughter. But, as Debbie describes it, with four and a half years for time served, 85 percent good behavior and a sentencing delay of three months; the man will end up serving 11 months.
Debbie claims the evidence mounted very heavily against the man. She described he was a felon with a gun, on probation for committing a violent crime against his last girlfriend and was involved in another overdose case five months prior. At the pre-sentencing, an officer testified against the man, saying, “He was becoming worse in his crimes, and more sophisticated and professional, showing no remorse or care.”
But why the light charge?
“[They were] all too ready to chalk it up to what the killer says as another druggie overdose,” explained Debbie.
According to Debbie’s letter, the defense brought in an expert witness that testified Miranda’s heart was damaged because of chronic drug use – a point Debbie denies vehemently.
The government dropped the ball in Debbie’s eyes.
“The witnesses who were threatened they care nothing of, the general public they care nothing of; they are setting him free.”
The man will go on to live his life and will do nothing more than what he did before, Debbie wrote.
“I’m so angry with our legal and justice system – and the county is just corrupt; I keep working at it, but not getting very far.”
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Miranda Daly was born 7/20/1984 and died 8/12/2007. Born in Glendora, California, her mother said she was loving, giving, successful and way too trusting.