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Bond Is Set at $300,000 for Paul Miller, Who Shot His Flagler Beach Neighbor Over a Dog

| April 12, 2012

Paul Miller, who's accused of second degree murder, walking into the courtroom for his bond hearing this afternoon. (FlaglerLive)

Last Updated: 6:45 p.m.

The evening of March 14, when the sun was still up, Paul Miller and Dana Mulhall had an argument across the fence that divides their two properties on Flagler Avenue in Flagler Beach. Mulhall was complaining, not for the first time, about Miller’s barking dogs. The argument escalated. The two men never crossed into each other’s properties. But at one point Miller took out the gun he’d fetched from within his house earlier and shot Mulhall five times, four of those times as Mulhall was running away. Mulhall, 52, was killed.

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Miller, 65, was charged with second degree murder about 24 hours later and taken to the Flagler County jail, where he has remained since, without bond.

At 3 p.m. this afternoon, Miller was in court, before Circuit Court Judge Raul Zambrano, with a large contingent of family in the audience, and two attorneys arguing on his behalf that he should be granted bond and given a chance to leave jail as he awaits his trial. He has pleaded not guilty.

After a two-hour hearing, Zambrano set bond at $300,000, an amount Miller’s family indicated was out of reach.

His defense attorneys were seeking a “reasonable bond” of $50,000, or at most $100,000. Michelle Miller, Paul’s daughter, sobbed and left the courtroom when Zambrano announced the bond, because the amount is likely out of reach for the family, which is also presumably facing legal bills.

“Mr. Mulhall was the primary aggressor,” the defense attorney had said, citing the Stand Your Ground law in defense of Miller. “We would ask for a bond,” placing the request at $50,000. “Probably $100,000 would be stretching it” for the family, she said. “Anything outside of that would be beyond their means.” She added later: “He is not a danger to this community based upon this circumstance with his neighbor.”

The defense argued that the judge may not at this point keep Miller in jail without a reasonable bond.

The prosecution argued that based on “evident” presumption of guilt, “he is not entitled” to a bond in the case. There i no dispute over Mulhall getting upset over the dogs, “but what the evidence also shows is that the defendant in this particular case did not call law enforcement” but rather went to his house, got a gun, awaited Mulhall, then, when the argument resumed, shot Mulhall, four times “after the victim attempted to get away from him.” The prosecutor derided arguments that Miller was attempting to defend himself, or that Mulhall so much as made a move to get a gun he did not have on himself. “The victim in this particular case, who is dead, cannot come into court and tell the court what he did.”

The prosecution also cited the 911 call by Miller: “a very calm individual who, it’s almost as though is very proud of what has taken place, he is very cavalier with the dispatcher,” the prosecutor said. (The 911 call was played twice in court today, including the phrase the prosecutor was referring to, regarding Miller’s cavalier attitude: “I shot his fucking ass.”) But the defense also noted that Miller said in the 911 call that he’d been threatened twice.

Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano. (© FlaglerLive)

The prosecutor on the case was Mark Johnson. Miller is represented by Doug Williams and Melissa Moore, or Melissa Moore Stens, of Williams and Moore, the Daytona Beach firm. (Moore is running for Flagler County Judge, under the name of Melissa Moore Stens: that’s the name that appears on her campaign literature, the nameplate advertising her candidacy, which she wore in court today even as she argued the case before Zambrano, though she insisted that she does not mix her work with her campaign, and that at work she’s always Melissa Moore. The name on her bio at Williams and Moore is a third variation: “D. Melissa Moore.”)

First to testify was Miller’s wife of six years, Derrol, who spoke of difficulties of getting prescription drugs to her husband in jail (that problem was resolved), and of his various ailments, such as emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (he was a long-time smoker), trouble walking, arthritis from his many years as a carpenter. Miller’s attorney was emphasizing his ailments to press the point that he ought to be granted bond rather than remain in jail. An investigator who questioned Miller for about six hours the evening of the shooting said “he seemed like a normal 65-year-old to me” during that questioning.

Derrol Miller married Paul six years ago and moved from Tennessee to Flagler Beach. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

The questions then turned to the relationship between Miller and Mulhall, which Derrol described first as cordial to the point that, two Thanksgivings ago, . “We took him Thanksgiving dinner the year before last because there was no one else there.” But overall it was a polite, if not overly warm, relationship–until the dog issue arose with Mulhall’s complaint about the Miller dogs in January.

“My husband and I had been gone from the house approximately half an hour,” Derrol said, “when we came back he came out of his house and started yelling.” She was referring to Mulhall, addressing her. “He said, you’re going to have to do something about those dogs, you know, muzzle them or get rid of them,” she said, answering questions posed by Miller’s attorney. He kept on, she said, until Paul Miller, who had been in the house, came out and confronted Mulhall. “They got into a verbal confrontation. At one point I remember Dana saying come over to this fence, I’ll show you what I can do to you.” Paul went in the house and called police, his wife said.

When questioned by the prosecution, Derrol noted that Paul “had been raised” to defend his wife’s honor, when spoken to offensively. “So isn’t it true your husband was angry that Mr. Mulhall was speaking to you in the way that he was?” the prosecution asked.

“I wouldn’t say he was angry, He didn’t appreciate the tone that was used,” Miller’s wife answered.

The prosecutor asked her to clarify the nature of the threats Paul made in January. “Threats being that we’d better do something about those dogs, that kind of thing,” she said. “Specifically, at that point, I was in the house, but his tone, his language, was all threatening.”

“So you never actually heard Mr. Mulhall threaten your husband, you or the dogs?”

“No.”

“Did you ever hear your husband threaten Mr. Mulhall?”

“No.”

But regarding the March incident, in the little time that the couple could speak before police took Miller away, she said: “He told me in the short time we had that there had been a real problem at the fence that his life had been threatened, that the dogs had been threatened, and that he shot” Mulhall.

Michelle Miller appeared devastated and had to collect herself several times during her testimony. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Michelle Miller, Paul’s daughter, was the defense’s only other witness. She is a disabled veteran who lives in Phoenix, and who has an 8-year-old daughter with whom Paul is very close, she said. Speaking through tears, she said Paul had spoken to her about Mulhall and the worries he had about him. “He told me he was afraid that he would beat him if he got a hold of him,” she said.

She was asked if her father had ever been violent toward her. “No, never,” she replied. She wasn’t sure how she or her family would raise the money to bond out her father. “I’m a disabled veteran, that’s what I live on, I’d have to ask my family to come together somehow. We would do whatever we could,” she said, adding: “He looks so terrible.”

Paul Miller sat across the courtroom in his orange jumpsuit, shackled hand and foot,implacable, as he had throughout the proceedings, even as his daughter needed repeated breaks to collect herself.

Miller’s house was searched for ammunition or empty magazines that may have been used with the firearm. Miller’s wife was allowed to turn over any additional firearms to her family, according to Rich Brendel, an investigator with the State Attorney’s office, who answered the prosecution’s questions. Ammunition was found in Miller’s bedroom. Brendel said the shell casings were recovered outside 5 to 6 feet from the fence, inside Miller’s yard. Brendel was also asked by the prosecution whether he had asked Miller why he had shot five times at Mulhall–why he’d kept shooting after the first bullet had struck Mulhall, even though, as the investigator described it, Mulhall immediately turned and ran toward his own house, and was found dead a considerable distance from the fence.

“He thought he missed,” the investigator said, referring to Miller.

Michelle Miller immediately after the $300,000 bond was set. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

When the prosecution asked Jim Parker, a homicide investigator with the State Attorney’s office, about his interviews with witnesses, Parker revealed that one individual had been walking by the Mulhall and Miller properties as the two men were arguing, that he’d heard Mulhall cussing,but that he never heard Mulhall threatening Miller. The individual walked on (he was going to see a friend). “There was a brief silence, a period of silence, then he heard the shots,” Parker said of the witness. The prosecution asked Parker about yet another witness who had heard the argument. Same story: the witness he’d never heard Mulhall threaten Miller, though he was cussing. A third witness told Parker that Miller held up his middle finger at Mulhall, “never heard any mention of a gun” and “no threat of any kind.” Then that witness, after having walked on, heard the five shots and described it as timed so that the gun could be cocked each time between shots.

All those witnesses were between 9 and 11.

The defense attorney revealed a statement that Paul had made to Mulhall, apparently heard by another witness in the area: “Don’t get any closer there are kids in the area we can work this out later.” Parker was not aware of that statement. The defense appeared to be making the case for statements that Miller made during the confrontation that reveal him to have been less aggressive than purported–statements that the prosecution was downplaying.

The hearing, while merely an early step in the process, was revealing on several grounds as it uncovered the depth and weaknesses of each side’s case while suggesting the strategies the defense will apply, should the case actually go to trial. That eventuality may itself be in question: the hearing today brought out some details that a jury might not like to hear if the defense is trying to make Miller look sympathetic.

Dana Mulhall. Click on the image for larger view. (Facebook/Cindy Wellborn)

One detail was illustrated by one of the investigators, who specified that not only was Mulhall running away from Miller as Miller was shooting him, but that Mulhall had been prone, bent down or even possibly “crawling,” in the investigator’s words, when the last two shots–the shots in his back–struck him. The second detail was the tone of the 911 call. The recording previously released had been redacted of Miller’s profanities. Almost in his opening words to the 911 dispatcher, Miller referred to Mulhall as a “son of a bitch,” later adding the more brazen double-expletive. The recording is not likely to help Miller’s case with a jury.

Zambrano–rather than the prosecution–seized on the third detail: Miller, in the 911 call, telling the dispatcher Mulhall “begged” Miller to shoot him. Miller’s exact words: “He begged me to.”

“One thing in the 911 call that troubles me is that he says, he practically begged me to shoot him. What do you think I should do with that?” Zambrano asked Moore.

Moore deflected the question: “Well, your honor,” she said, “I mean, the 911 tape, first of all, you know we heard it for the first time today, as I explained to the court. You know, it’s going to I’m sure be analyzed and pulled apart every single thing that was said in that 911 tape. But what I want the court to take away from this is here’s an individual who is not running away from what happened, that he–did he run? Did he not call the police? I mean he’s the first one who called, and acknowledged: yes, I discharged my firearm in this situation. Obviously it’s going to be up to the court and the jury whether or not that was justifiable use of force, and under Stand Your Ground. But this individual, what we should be looking at today, for purposes of bond is, is he a flight risk? Is he a threat to the community?”

Zambrano thought that he is enough of a threat that his bond should reflect it substantially.

While there is no strict relationship between bond amounts and outcomes of cases, the bond hearing itself may influence the direction of the case from the defense’s perspective: A plea may be sought, though it’s unlikely the state would offer a plea without prison time. Given Miller’s age and health problems, he may see any prison sentence as the equivalent of a life sentence, and–if his family is able to afford what would amount to colossal legal bills–opt to take his chances with a jury anyway, as that may be his only chance, however slim, to avoid prison.

Paul Miller near the end of the two-hour bond hearing. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

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51 Responses for “Bond Is Set at $300,000 for Paul Miller, Who Shot His Flagler Beach Neighbor Over a Dog”

  1. B. Claire says:

    Craziest line so far…

    “He is not a danger to this community based upon this circumstance with his neighbor.”

    Dear god, he shot his fleeing neighbor in the back…NOT a danger !!

    Repeal ‘Shoot First, Think Later’ !

  2. John Smith says:

    This guy does not deserve bond because he is a helpless sickly old man and needs to be home. The neighborhoods in Flagler Beach are safer now that he is in jail. Dana is STILL DEAD and this guy needs to stay in jail he is a MURDERER. This is going to be a interesting trial since the problems in Sanford are going to be playing somekind of roll in the self defense claim by his family.

  3. palmcoaster says:

    Sorry Mr.Miller as you too are a victim of the 2005 Florida Law and the NRA lobby, for guns to all. Not only we all lost Dana Mulhall but his family lost Mr. Miller as well…Maybe enough thinking about these tragedies will bring the over due change we all need to be protected.

    • Think first, act second says:

      PC, what changes are going to make you feel protected?

    • Chuck says:

      Explain to me how Mr Miller is a victim when he decided to out right murder his neighbor. He could have stayed in his home when he went to get his gun. He could have called the cops for his neighbor harassing him. This has absolutely nothing to do with staind your ground or the NRA lobbying for gun rights. He was not attacked and had already retreated to his home. He threatened some body with a gun and that alone is a crime punishable by law. No law change is needed, someone attacks you you have the right to defend yourself with deadly force plan and simple, this was not that.

      • Not Even says:

        I agree! Mr. Miller is NOT a victim! He is a MURDERER! if someone is threatened and the person they are protecting themselves from RUNS AWAY- they are no longer a threat! It says he kept shooting because he thought “HE MISSED”! Really????? So, if I feel threatened by someone and I shoot at him “to warn him” and he starts to run away…I can just keep shooting until I “think I got him!” What is wrong with you people…it’s called MURDER!!!!

  4. So sad says:

    Dana was crawling away! This “man” is not human! God every time new details come out it just gets more cold blooded. Sick sick sick. Nothing my cousin did could have desrved this reaction! Nothing! Please keep this man locked up! If I could have been in that room today I would have. Fight for Dana please Flagler. .

    • Not Even says:

      I honestly don’t care if the man is old and sick…we don’t get a “Get out of jail free card for murder” because we are old, sick, young, have cancer, etc. People need to stand up for Dana as he is not here to help himself now.

  5. palmcoaster says:

    @Think first. The changes should be NO, shoot first ask later laws aka stand your ground signe by Jeb Bush…but even before that ..restrict the ownership of guns by strict screenings and background checks…before a gun is sold. Higher, stricter penalties for gun owners parents allowing their minor children easy careless access to their guns. Criminal backgorund checks before approving gun licenses, higher fees for guns licenses to cover gun murder victims settlements. If you are a hunter fine, if you are a target sport shooter fine, if you are a proven bully, no guns!

  6. palmcoaster says:

    Today a dog was barking in a backyard about 6 houses away from mine, probably left alone and outside while the owners were out shopping or whatever….Someone probably fed up also was loudly telling the dog to shut up….to no avail. Reminded my of this tragedy…I am glad that today’s dog barking was not a common occurrence but rather isolated once on a time as, I never heard it before this loud or this long.
    My advise to all first, lets control our pets behavior, second if the a neighbors pet nuisance persist call code enforcement.

  7. palmcoaster says:

    My appreciation to Flagler Live being in so many places at the same time to keep us informed! Great pictures!

  8. Cindy Welborn says:

    Paul Miller should ROT IN PRISON… His family gets visits. WE DON’T!!!! I’m standing by Dana along with his family and friends. He is missed every day in our lives. No phone calls NOTHING>

  9. Brandy says:

    Dana had warning long time ago not just from miller but also police, let his temper take control around wrong Mann, should had listen to police mr Dana , and mr miller should had called politics again, did they do there job the first time or not, cause that’s sad that doggs can be at cause of Dana’s aggression, Dana sounds dangerous to me, and miller kept his temper in and be cool, till Dana couldn’t stop,all over doggs, that’s bad that doggs can make you so agree, I’m guessing his temper just let him believe he’s untouchable, and miller had one too I’m sure, but let them be and let jury decide, I wish the family well, just never forget how you shouldn’t let anger and emotion take you, cause to be honest what is anger, it’s nothing but something you let happen yourself, wish all well, and I bet if miller makes bond, he’ll I’ll even help make it, I guarantee no flight risk nor any danger to your community will, be at play, there is also miller danger for his life at steak also, so miller tell the truth be honest and show these goofy gossipers , they don’t know crap nor what or how it went down, everyone has secret and privacy,they should stay to them selves and leave out

    • Not Even says:

      @ Brandy- Are you kidding me? Miller went in to his house (Dana didn’t follow him over into his yard, follow him to his door, nor went in his house) and he got his gun and came BACK OUTSIDE and shot AT HIM! When Dana ran away, he continued to shoot him in the back 4 MORE TIMES!!!! So…not only should he have stayed IN HIS HOUSE WHERE HE WAS SAFE FROM HARM FROM DANA, HE ALSO DIDN’T CALL THE POLICE FIRST AND HE SAID HE KEPT SHOOTING AS HE RAN AWAY BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE MISSED HIM THE FIRST TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is shooting with the intention to kill and is MURDER!

    • seriously? says:

      Wow… I feel very sorry for your family to lose Mr. Miller due to arrogant, ignorant, senseless actions (and you will, he will be found guilty, however, Dana is gone forever by the hands of Mr. Miller… You OBVIOUSLY NEVER KNEW Dana or you would not spew such nonsense.

      This is horribly tragic for both families. Mr. Miller obviously thought he was above the law… He has devastated so many people. I pray that at night he thinks about what happened and can own up. Dana was not violent, mean, confrontational… If he was boisterous with Mr. Miller then that’s all…
      He was a calm, respectful, quite man… friendly but not too much… when we were neighbors he was a great neighbor to me, helpful, kind, considerate and kinda looked out for me, or at least that’s how I felt. A GREAT PERSON. So senseless. God Bless all of the families involved. The Mulhall’s and the Millers.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a sad day when a man is murdered cause he worked his ass off all day and dont wanna come home and listen to barking dogs. God knows y and what happen and just what that MIller was thinking when he got his gun and fired those shots. He took a mans life, he will get what he deserves cause his day will come just like everyone else’s. He will stand before God and the gates of hell will open!!

  10. Brandy says:

    Wasn’t Dana intoxicated, there were witness of him leaving bar prior to to getting home and hear a dog bark, is that what fueled the fire, for him to go chaotic over a barking dog,

    • justaperson says:

      Who cares if he was intoxicated? Last time I checked, having a drink isn’t against the law but killing someone is!

  11. flagler beach native says:

    Here again the stand your ground law has nothing to do with this!!!! he shot him over a fence and in the back it was not self defence it was murder!!!!!!!

  12. J says:

    I live on Flagler Ave and DO NOT WANT THIS MAN BACK IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD!!!! There are children all over the block where this man lives and there is NO WAY he should be allowed back in his home. @ Brandy… You make no sense and you need to check your grammer and spelling.

    [J--"grammar" is spelled with an a.--FL]

    • Not Even says:

      I agree J! If i lived there, I would not want him back there either! If he’s that “sick and elderly” he shouldn’t even have a gun! He didn’t even know what he was doing as far as how to shoot the thing and could have shot an innocent bystander in the process of his rage. Brandy DOES need to check herself because she doesn’t make sense at all! The one with the anger problem is the one that went indoors (where he was safe if he felt “threatened”) and got a gun (intention to kill), and shot a man once, thought he missed and kept shooting til he “got ‘em”!!! He was calm and cursing about Dana. I do not know Dana personally, but I am close to someone whom is related and she is broken hearted over this! Dana’s family is grieving for the loss of their loved one, Miller’s family has no one to blame but him!

  13. palmcoaster says:

    This is nonsense in America we are shooting each other, when we should actually be aiming and really worried about our real enemies, overseas. Sad.

  14. Jim J says:

    Mr Miller shot Dana over a fence and in the back it was not self defence it was murder

  15. anonymous says:

    Miller wouldn’t be dangerous. He wouldn’t have any weapons, he wouldn’t bother anyone. i’m not one side or the other, but as stated in story he does have serious health issues that need attention. why not let him be bonded, house arrest, and let him pay for his medical expenses. i think house arrests would make a lot of of sense in many cases and avoid over crowding of jails as well as excessive tax pay dollars paying for food, boarding, medical. I don’t know who the brandy on here is, but she has a point that miller and his family also have their safety to consider. unfortunately some people end up being stupid and trying to make matters worse. its a shame that people feel that have to retaliate or be ugly. More people should focus on thier own lives, feel blessed for everyday they have. story states even that average bond for that charge is around $150K. judge didn’t have to set it so high that it would be obtainable. i know miller family is struggling too, and the mulhall family miss dana. i’m just sad.

  16. Sherry Epley says:

    This terrible tragedy could have been completely avoided. If barking dogs was the real issue, there are plenty of safe, in expensive devices available to help curb the barking, for example:
    http://www.gooddeals.com/category/15/Bark+Control.aspx I personally had a barking dog issue with 2 big dogs right next door and right outside our bedroom window. . . incessant barking, sometimes beginning at 5:00 in the morning. I gave this information to my neighbors. They bought a device. . . has worked like a charm when they use it.

    Also, please consider the possibility that if guns were not so readily available, these neighbors would have no choice but the solve the problem in some less tragic fashion. Of course “gun regulation” is relevant in this case.

  17. Sherry Epley says:

    Regarding the “Stand Your Ground” law, even the lawyers are confused regarding whether it applies to this case. From the New Journal:

    One of Miller’s two defense attorneys, Melissa Moore, argued that Miller’s shooting of Mulhall fell under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law because Mulhall had threatened him.

    The Stand Your Ground law has been the subject of national criticism sparked by the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford. George Zimmerman, who is claiming self-defense, was charged on Wednesday with second-degree murder in the killing of Martin, who was unarmed.

    Assistant State Attorney Mark Johnson said the Stand Your Ground Law did not apply in Miller’s case.

  18. So sad says:

    There is something wrong with people who beleive that a man should be shot for complaining about a dog and yet beleive that the man who committed murder should be released from prison.
    And Dana’s blood alcohol level was never released and wasn’t an issue or it would have come out.
    Blaming the victim is rediculous and only the guilty party (or their families) do it! Grow up.

  19. ric says:

    Why is Mrs. Fisher allowed to walk around as nothing has happened???

  20. Uncle says:

    Let me ask all of you a question, IF you have ever been hunting or taken any classes as to get your permits, what is the ” FIRST” thing they teach you? SHOOT TO KILL!!! If you do not shoot to kill what will happen next??

    • BRENDA LAFERRIERE-MULHALL says:

      I BELIEVE THEY TEACH YOU ABOUT YOUR SAFETY ON YOUR GUN……………………THEN YOU HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO TAKE YOU WEAPON APART AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER, AND MAKE SURE YOU’RE SAFETY IS ON. AND I BELIEVE WHEN MY BOYS CAME BACK FROM THEIR CLASSES THEY SAID EVERYTHING WAS ABOUT SAFETY THE FIRST DAY……….AND ALL 3 TOOK CLASSES AT DIFFERENT TIMES, AND THEY WERE ALL YOUNG WHEN THEY TOOK THEIR CLASSES.

  21. BRENDA LAFERRIERE-MULHALL says:

    WHO THE HELL CARES ABOUT LEVELS OF ALCOHOL A VERY GOOD, DECENT, CARING, LOVING, HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY, GENTLE MAN WAS MURDERED!!!! NOT SECOND DEGREE. I SAY THIS WAS 1ST DEGREE PREMEDITATED MURDER, DIDN’T HE GO IN HIS HOME AND GET A GUN AND WAIT TO SHOOT DANA??????? HE SAYS SO HIMSELF. DANA IS GONE AND NOTHING CAN BRING HIM BACK…..WHILE THIS ASS CAN STILL SEE HIS FAMILY…..DANA HAD MANY GOOD YEARS LEFT, THAT HE WILL NEVER BE EVER TO LIVE. HE WON’T SEE HIS ONLY NIECE GET MARRIED WHEN IT’S TIME, NOR WILL HE SEE EITHER OF HIS THREE NEPHEWS GET MARRIED. HIS LIFE STOPPED AFTER THEY ALL GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. I BET THE ASS GOT TO SEE HIS DAUGHTER GO ON TO MARRY OR DO WHAT EVER IT WAS SHE CHOSE. BUT NOT DANA, HE LIFE IS OVER…..HE HAD A BIRTHDAY COMING IN MAY..NOW INSTEAD HE IS BEING BURIED DAYS AFTER HIS BIRTHDAY….THEN HE HAD HIS BROTHERS BIRTHDAY THE SAME MONTH…..NICE FOR A MOTHER AND FATHER TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH HER DEAD SONS BIRTHDAY, THEN HIS BURIAL AND THEN TRY TO LIVE FOR HER OTHER SONS BIRTHDAY BEFORE THE MONTH IS EVEN OVER. THIS MAN HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE HAS DONE TO A VERY PLEASANT FAMILY. I DON’T SEE MANY DAYS IN THE FUTURE FOR ANYONE OF US TRYING TO GET OUR LIVES BACK INTO SOME TYPE OF FASHIONABLE ORDER, THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME…DANA WAS FINALLY SETTLING DOWN, NOW WE’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN….AT LEAST HE HAD CINDY IN HIS LIFE TO MAKE HIM LAUGH AND BE HAPPY…ALL I CAN SAY FOR MILLER IS, YOUR ASS IS STUPID, YOU DID THIS YOURSELF, NOW YOU MUST PAY……SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU DID AND WHAT YOU TOOK AWAY FROM SO MANY PEOPLE..ROT IT JAIL, YOU CHOSE YOUR OWN PUNISHMENT WHEN YOU SHOT YOUR GUN. DO YOU FEEL LIKE A MAN??????? WELL YOU ARE NOT ONE, YOU ARE A COWARD…..DANA WOULD NEVER HAVE LAID A HAND ON YOU, HE RESPECTED HIS ELDERS….BUT TO ME, YOU DESERVE NO RESPECT ANY LONGER……YOU BELONG IN JAIL, AND I HOPE SOMEONE HAS ALREADY MADE YOU THEIR BITCH!
    ENJOY THE LIFE YOU CHOSE…………..WHEN YOU TAKE A GOOD HEARTED MAN AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY YOU DESERVE TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR DAYS EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE……YOU SHOULD NEVER BE LET OUT BECAUSE I BELIEVE YOU MAY SHOOT SOMEONE ELSE, IT COULD EVEN BE YOUR OWN WIFE OR DAUGHTER, WHY SHOULD YOU CARE……..YOU ALREADY DID IT ONCE FOR NO REASON…………………………………….IF YOU ARE EVER RELEASED THAT TOWN WILL NEVER WELCOME YOU…NOR WILL ANY OTHER TOWN………….FEAR IS ALL YOU WILL CARRY WITH YOU DAY BY DAY………………ROT WHERE YOU LAY YOUR HEAD AT NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Ashley Krukowski says:

    Paul Miller should not get out and go sit at home with his family. He has been charged with 2nd degree murder he killed Dana. I don’t care if he looks bad and he is sick and he is just isn’t doing well. Dana isn’t doing well either, he doesn’t get to see his family EVER again. His mother and father and brother and sisters, nephews and friends NEVER get to see him again and you think that is fair to us. It’s not, I don’t care if you all think he was sooooo intoxicated. Who doesn’t stop at the bar on their way home from work and have a beer.
    DANA MAY YOU Rest in Peace! I miss you!

    • Intoxicated says:

      “Intoxicated” – “on his way home from a bar”…. All of that nonsense needs to stop… it probably made for a great story in the beginning… HOWEVER, I am pretty positive Dana was not intoxicated… He may have enjoyed a couple of cold beers at a close bar on his way home with the locals, his friends, he was not intoxicated… Do not try and make him sound like he was something he wasn’t… he wasn’t a crazy belligerent drunk… Not even close….

      • BRENDA LAFERRIERE-MULHALL says:

        YOU ARE VERY CORRECT. DANA ENJOYED SPENDING MORE TIME AT THE BAR JUST TO SEE HIS FRIENDS. IN THE ALMOST 30 YEARS THAT I’VE KNOWN DANA I CAN TRULY SAY THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM “INTOXICATED, NOR WASTED” OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TOTALLY DRUNK.. HE WOULD ENJOY BEING AROUND HIS FRIENDS FIRST AND FOREMOST, HE LOVED THE WATER AND THE WEATHER IN FLORIDA. FISHING, AND HUNTING UP NORTH IN CT. OR MAINE, AND FISHING IN FL. HE WAS A SPORTSMAN, HE WOULD PLAY SOFTBALL, OR BASKETBALL IF ANYONE WANTED TO…… HE WAS NOT A DRUNK!!!!!! HE WAS A HARD WORKING MAN, HE WORKED HIS ENTIRE LIFE, HE PAID HIS OWN WAY HIS ENTIRE LIFE. HE WAS NO BUM, AND NEVER SAT ON HIS ASS DOING NOTHING…..WHEN I’D TALK WITH HIM AND HE COULDN’T WORK FOR A COUPLE DAYS BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER IT WOULD DRIVE HIM NUTS NOT TO BE ABLE TO BE WORKING. HE WAS ALL MAN AND CINDY WAS VERY LUCKY TO HAVE GOTTEN THE CHANCE TO BE WITH HIM AND IT IS SO SAD TO SAY THAT TODAY MAKES EXACTLY ONE MONTH SINCE I RECEIVED THE PHONE CALL THAT I HAD TO PASS ON TO MY SON TO CONTACT HIS FATHER SO I COULD MAKE THE CALL THAT NOT A SOUL IN THE WORLD WANTS TO MAKE. I CONTACTED HIS SISTER, THANK GOD HER HUSBAND ANSWERED. I STILL DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IT HAS HAPPENED…I BELIEVE WHEN I PICK UP MY PHONE TO CALL HIM ON MAY 15TH TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAYBE THEN IT WILL START TO FEEL REAL.. I’M SURE ON MAY 19TH I WILL HAVE KNOW CHOICE BUT TO BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING IS REALLY TRUE…………..REST IN PEACE DANA……………YOU ARE LOVED BY MANY……………………….AND YOU WILL NEVER EVER, BE FORGOTTEN……….. ALL OUR LOVE TO YOU……HOPING YOU’VE FOUND UNCLE BRICK AND AUNT MADELAINE AND SHAUN AND MEMERE GILBERT…..AUNT M. WILL KEEP YOU LAUGHING AND UNCLE B. AND SHAUN WILL KEEP SPORTS ALIVE, AND YOU KNOW MEMERE GILBERT, SHE’S IN FRONT OF THAT TV WATCHING HER MAN HULK HOGAN………….LOVE TO ALL………………………………….

  23. Geezer says:

    If everyone were more courteous and considerate things like this wouldn’t happen.
    People have shorter tempers than before, and it’s evident on the road and public places.

    I notice that people don’t care what happens to others as long as their interests are served.

    Has anyone ever tried to run you off the road regardless of who’s in your car? (children, elderly occupants?) Ever have a trucker ride your bumper on the highway while flashing his brights?
    How about a car buzzing you as you cross an intersection because you were too slow?
    These things are tantamount to having the muzzle of a gun pressed against your temple.
    So don’t go slowing people down!

    One day if we all decided to be more patient, less selfish, maybe a tad more polite, perhaps we’d have less homicidal ideation. We have a lot of ticking time-bombs out there! Maybe it’s time to give your neighbors a wide berth? Do you have a bad temper? Maybe it’s time to work on that deficiency….

    We are sick as a society, we seem to be preparing for war on a local level. Ammo is expensive now,
    gun stores are crowded with first-time buyers. Old men who never owned firearms now buying AR15’s,
    well-heeled people hoarding defensive and hunting ammo calibers. F***, what’s going on here?

    As much as I love to target shoot – I have suspended my hobby because I can no longer afford ammunition to punch paper targets. I hate that. Thank you hoarders.

    People are supposed to cooperate and work together for a better life.
    Ridiculous, right?

    So now next-door neighbors shoot you in the back?
    Just another symptom of our decaying society.

    Excuse me, I hear dogs barking. I’m going to take cover now.

    • BOBYELRAM says:

      to ms. candy…if cussing someone out is a reason to shoot coz i thot i missed is totally ridiculous..if gives a damn if dana was at a bar..cussing someone out doesn not call for a man to Go his gun COME back out and wait….evidently MILLER WAS SIX FEET FROM HIS FENCE WHEN HE OPENED FIRE…the location of the shell casings prove it…and then to shoot A MAN CRAWLING FOR HIS LIFE COZ HE THOT HE MISSED IS TOTALLY MINDBOGGLING….and he also told 911 i shot the f………..real man…he should stay in jail sick or not sick…right now i dont care what happens to miller..DANA IS GONE NEVER TO BE SEEN TALKED TO HANG OUT WITH AGAIN.AND HIS FAMILY IS DEVSTATED..there is enuff of us to speak for Dana..MILLER SHOULD ROT IN JAIL…HE’S A COWARD AND KILLER…..

    • C. Blair says:

      Don’t forget to purchase Bullet Proof Vest and Attack Dogs. Society is getting more violent and everyday brings the danger of getting murdered, ran-over, stabbed etc., even more possible. Before leaving the house for work I use to make sure I had my wallet, keys, money, glasses. Now I had to add firearm to that list. This was planned many decades ago by communist leaders. They will destroy the USA from the INSIDE first, then take over. Think that’s a joke….Stay focused and prepared !

  24. palmcoaster says:

    @ Ric. I am asking the same question why is this Fischer woman free and walking/driving among us.
    Seems to me that having “friends in all the right places, promotes a different interpretation of the law”
    What you bet that if was you or me, the one’s that hit and killed Francois Pequeur and run away and lied, we would be sitting our derrieres in jail from the start.

  25. Geezer says:

    palmcoaster:

    “It’s not what you know – it’s WHO you know.”

    Well-placed cellphone calls to men who refuse to release telephone records can be a plus too.

    Our prisons would quintuple in population if only some of the garbage that roams free didn’t have excellent counsel and wheelbarrows of money and, or influence.

    Mrs. Fischer resides on the same pea-pod as Mr. Miller.
    But she’s got bosom-buddies in local government.

    The Geezer

  26. flagler beach native says:

    Assistant State Attorney Mark Johnson said the Stand Your Ground Law did not apply in Miller’s case. that is why the he is still in jail for murder!!!!!!! and that is where he needs to stay!!!!! he should of thought about his health before he went and got a gun and shot this man in the back . he is a cold blooded killer and he needs to rot in jail !!!!

  27. Sherry Epley says:

    Here is the tragic, scarey problem. . . it’s not all one thing that created this terrible, sad story. . . which, unfortunately is an example of our deteroriating civilization :

    If that gun were not so easy to obtain and readily available. . .
    If we truly trusted, loved and cared for our neighbors, as our family. . .
    If we were not bombarded with media that spotlights/celebrates the human baser instincts. . .
    If we focused on what is so positive and beautiful in this world. . .
    If confusing laws like “Stand Your Ground” were not enacted, because they were not needed. . .
    If we, as a species, made a conscious effort every day to continue our higher evolution. . .
    If we moved towards the positive characteristics of ethics and integrity. . .
    If we moved away from being greedy and self centered, and became truly responsible citizens. . .
    If we stopped allowing our selves to be exposed to news programming and “entertainment” that is so violent and horrific that it damages our souls. . .

    Dear Neighbors, I could go on and on. . . but, you get the gist of what I am trying to encourage everyone who reads this excellent web site to think about. Let’s use this tragic story to reflect on our community and make it better for each of us. The change that needs to happen in our nation begins here, with each one of us personally.

  28. Stavros says:

    To preface, I don’t know either of the people involved, and I don’t know all the facts and neither does anyone else on this thread. That is what courts of law are for. What I do know is, after years in the bar business in south Florida is that it is never worth it to not keep your emotions in check. I saw many otherwise good people end up on the bad side of a confrontation because they were “mouthing off”. I saw teeth knocked out, brain injuries, people run over by cars, and worst of all beaten to death in pointless confrontations. Never anyone shot thank god, but these situations can evlove very quickly. My thoughts to anyone, if you are feeling violated, run, drive away, or get back in the house, document what you can and call the police. The person being berated might be having a worse day then you, and possibly take it out on you and your family, especially if it is a man infront of his woman. Most of all, watch out for people that look like they may have nothing to loose like, drunks and elderly-sick types and most of all angry faced teenagers.

  29. cindy welborn says:

    My returning trip to Flagler Beach Was NOT the same nor will it ever be. There was no Dana Mulhall.I went by his house and it was all grown up and the flowers were all dead. I removed most of them and brought the Teddy Bears home. My grandson BEE=Bop (Tyler) and I placed two blue flowers for closure where he layed.
    I will always miss him. We had a long distance relationship that worked out well for we have known eachother for 20 years. I have created a facebook page for him if anyone would be interested in his life. Thank You to all of his supporters and Flagler live. Now lets move on!!!!!!!

  30. palmcoaster says:

    @Cindy. I am so sorry for your loss as once life lost specially prematurely, always changes forever the lives of all that loved that person, now gone and leaving an unexplicable absence. I wish you may recover soon and recall Dana’s sweet memories to bring back your smile, as you infer “life goes on” for us all.
    I have learned that those going before us live in our hearts, maybe for as long as our own departure will arrive to take us out to them.

  31. Cindy Welborn says:

    Paul Miller Bonded out???????? What the hell is going on!!!!!! i hate you paul miller!!!!!!!!!!!!! You don’t deserve to breathe fresh air….

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