The murder trial is set to begin this morning for an Elliott man accused in last fall’s slaying of a Red Oak woman. Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Edward Miller was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in connection with the death of 24-year-old April Marie Corter, whose body was found in an abandoned well near Oakland last November.
Large plastic zip ties were found around her neck and ankles. An autopsy showed she died from strangulation. Corter’s body had been missing since October 13th of last year and Miller allegedly was the last person to have seen her alive. He pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignment in December. His trial in Pottawattamie District had originally been scheduled for February, but it’s been postponed at least twice since then.
If convicted, Miller faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. He remains in the Pottawattamie County Jail on two-million dollars million bond.