Wesley Miller surprisingly agrees with the prosecution on one thing – his 25 year sentence, he says, was too light. "It wasn't fair because I was guilty and it's a very bad crime," he said.
And, when prompted, he says he's sorry for what he did and asks for forgiveness.
Testimony lasted four days; soon the jury will speak. 25 years ago, sympathetic jurors gave Wesley Miller the break of his life and this jury could set him free.
The jury is deliberating Wesley Miller's future and prosecutor Joey Robertson is tense.
His biggest concern? "The burden that is put on us. To prove the motivation of a murder that happened 25 years ago," he tells Spencer.
And he says that with Miller's sentence about to end, the stakes are huge. "If Wesley Miller is walking around unsupervised, Texas is a little more dangerous place to live."
Pam Lakatos helped prosecute Miller for Retha's murder 25 years ago, but she is now a defense attorney, and generally, not happy with civil commitment.
"What do you say to the idea that you know what? This guy served every minute of what a jury of his peers said he should. And he has paid his debt to society, leave him alone?" Spencer asks.
"I would agree with that. I use that argument quite frequently," Lakatos says.
But not even she hastens to add, when it comes to Wesley Wayne Miller, "If you were talking to me about somebody else besides Miller, it'd be different. All right? If I didn't feel so strongly, it'd be different."
Win or lose, Rona and Lisa say they're grateful this trial finally showed the world the real Wesley Miller and all he did.
"We might not win it, but it was all said in court. It's all wrapped up and that's up to that jury to decide that," Rona tells Spencer.
And in a little under two hours, the jury had decided. Anxious to hear the verdict, Lisa and Rona join Susan Davis in court.
On question one, whether Wesley Miller is a repeat, violent, sexual offender, jurors ruled "Yes."
And there was more vindication to come for these three women, whose lives Miller altered forever 25 years ago.
On question two, jurors agreed that Miller suffers from a behavior abnormality, that makes him likely to engage in a predatory act of sexual violence.
The ruling states that Miller is a sexual predator and means that the minute he walks out of prison he'll be subject to strict supervision.
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