LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Jeffersonville man accused of shooting his wife doesn’t deny he committed the crime, in fact he told WHAS 11 why he did it.
A tearful Frederick Miller hid his face from cameras on Tuesday as he left the Clark County courthouse; a face that until Monday had been wanted across Kentuckiana for attempted murder.
Miller turned himself into Jeffersonville police Monday after spending the weekend on the run. Court documents claim the 41-year-old picked an argument with his wife early Friday morning. He's accused of threatening her and accusing her of having an affair.
“I just love my family; I just want to get back home to my family,” Miller told WHAS 11’s Karma Dickerson as he left the courtroom.
According to police, Miller’s wife said her husband grabbed her, shot a gun into the floor and then into her in the leg saying, "If I am going to go to jail I am going to make it worth it." Miller doesn't deny shooting the gun.
“I was under the influence of drugs we got into it, I shot down and the bullet ricocheted”, he said.
However, according to police Miller shot the victim again, in the same leg. They say she was holding her youngest child at the time and the other two children were in the room.
Monday in court, a judge entered a plea of not guilty for Miller. He faces seven charged including attempted murder, aggravated battery, and intimidation with a deadly weapon.