Mayhem Christmas: Jury Says Miller Not Guilty
HONOLULU, Dec. 22 — A holiday gift came early for Jason “Mayhem” Miller in the form
of a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict from a Honolulu jury on Friday.
Miller, who was facing up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine,
was found not guilty on charges of first-degree burglary and
assault in the third-degree after being arrested last December for
allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s house and attacking her
male companion, Casey Hewes.
"I wasn't trying to hurt that guy,” Miller explained from the
stand. “There is no way I was trying to hurt that guy."
After “accidentally” kicking in the apartment door, Miller says
Hewes rushed towards him, apparently trying to use his high school
wrestling skills to bring Miller to the ground.
"It looked kinda like a football tackle,” Miller testified. "He was
trying to grab at me."
In a truly bizarre, but ultimately successful demonstration, Miller
and his attorney, David Hayakawa, reenacted the fight on the
courtroom floor. The two showed the jury what happened, and even
pointed out a few techniques Miller could have used if he were
truly trying to injure Hewes.
Miller claimed he only acted in self-defense after being tackled
onto a futon, causing it to break and leaving the two men on the
"Now I am stuck inside the futon and he starts gripping onto my
head and jamming all of his shoulder meat into my face and covered
up my nose and my mouth," said Miller, who turns 26 on Christmas
Eve. “I couldn't breath at all … in a normal situation … you're not
inside of a futon."
Not able to breathe, Miller says he bit Hewes’ arm to escape a
“I just want to … let everyone know that I’m getting my life back
on track,” a relieved Miller told Hawaii’s KGMB9. “You know, [I’m]
moving forward … with my career … with everything.”
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