Susan Davis, too, is enormously relieved. "This whole week has been hard for me, I mean it's been, I've had to listen to everything over again—and, this, I feel like I got some answers."
Through it all, Wesley Miller remains apparently un-phased; he is fingerprinted and dons prison garb for his return to prison.
So what is life like under civil commitment?
"When he is released, he'll be released to a half-way house. He will have GPS monitoring. He will have required counseling sessions that he's to attend. And he'll be closely supervised," Robertson explains.
He'll be monitored 24/7 and have to abide by more than 40 restrictions: no alcohol, no driving a car, random drug tests and polygraph exams.
Under the new rules, Miller will be re-evaluated every two years, but one violation, like again refusing sex offender treatment, and he could be back in prison for life…
That would be fine with Rona and Lisa.
"Does a day go by when Wesley Wayne Miller doesn't cross your mind?" Spencer asks.
"No. Not mine," Rona says. "And the sad thing is, the really sad thing about all of that is maybe a day goes by that Retha doesn't."
But it is the memory of what happened to Retha Stratton and all the others that has made this decades-long struggle worth it.
Wesley Miller was released from state prison on March 9, 2007. Miller is housed within 25 miles of Rona and Lisa.
Since 2001, two sex offenders in Texas have cut off their monitors and disappeared. Only one has been captured.
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