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Murder conviction overturned

A Hunter man who killed his girlfriend, claiming she was the “devil” has had his murder conviction overturned.

The Court of Criminal Appeal today found Jordan Miller was not criminally responsible for strangling Emerald Wardle at Metford in June 2020.

Miller was found guilty by a jury in 2022, which found his psychosis at the time was caused by drug use – not an underlying mental health issue.

However fresh evidence from two psychiatrists found Miller was still displaying symptoms in jail without any drug use – four years on.

He was subsequently diagnosed with schizophrenia – which he was found to be suffering from when he killed Ms Wardle. 

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Tyson Cottrill

Tyson Cottrill is a senior reporter and newsreader for Nine NBN News, based in Newcastle. As the Chief Court Reporter, Tyson has covered some of the biggest court cases from across the Hunter and northern New South Wales. Tyson started with the Nine Network in 2007 and has worked in newsrooms in Sydney, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane. A proud Novocastrian, Tyson has spent the majority of his journalism career reporting on the stories that matter in his hometown. Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.

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