VINTON, Iowa — A Benton County jury has found David Miller guilty of a lesser offense in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found beside a stolen truck in Miller’s driveway last year.
Miller was convicted Wednesday of voluntary manslaughter in the Oct. 25 death of 25-year-old Sabrina Janish, of Shellsburg. Prosecutors had sought a first-degree murder conviction.
Miller was also convicted of two counts second-degree theft. He will be sentenced at a later date.
Officers found Janish’s body next to a stolen truck at Miller’s mobile home north of Shellsburg. An autopsy showed she had been stabbed several times and strangled