Citizen of the Week!

Citizen of the Week!

Jeffrey Blue Miller's crimes were heinous, but he thought he had a great excuse. The reason that he broke into an 85-year-old Los Alamitos woman's home in July 2006, threatened to kill her, slugged her in the head and face, dragged her around by her hair and penetrated her vagina and rectum with foreign objects--including a water hose--was not for the three $20 bills he found while ransacking the home.

After Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested the unemployed construction worker/employed burglar at the scene based on a tip, Miller said he wasn't responsible for his actions because a day before the break-in he entered a tented San Clemente apartment building undergoing fumigation to rescue a cat.

Citizen of the Week!
​See? He'd be an animal loving hero if it weren't for smelling those noxious fumes which, he explained, directly caused him to temporarily lose his mind and commit his crimes against the elderly woman.

Alas, 5-foot-8 and 170 pound Miller eventually admitted that he'd entered the tented property only to look for valuables to steal while residents were away.

This week, the California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana upheld Miller's convictions won by the Orange County District Attorney's office, although they ordered a slight reduction in the stiff 62 years to life prison sentence issued by Judge Dan McNerney.

('s "Citizen of the Week!" periodically highlights the depths of human depravity in Orange County, California.)

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--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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