The man accused of killing a Monroe County woman has filed an appeal to be represented by a public defender.
65-year-old Lyle Miller appeared at an arraignment yesterday (Wednesday) in-person without counsel.
According to online records he remained silent throughout the hearing.
He filed an appeal to obtain a public defender after the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office said he was not eligible for a public defender.
Miller is charged with second-degree murder in connection to the December 2021 disappearance of Betty Hayes.
Miller continues to be held without bond at the Miller County Jail.
A bond review hearing is scheduled for August 15.
A counsel status hearing is scheduled for Aug. 28 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 29.