Suspected Richland killer set for trial

Suspected Richland killer set for trial »Play Video
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- A Richland man who admitted killing his girlfriend is set for trial in November.

Larry Miller is claiming he was insane at the time he stabbed Rebeca Vandeventer. His confession will be allowed as evidence.

Court documents say Miller stabbed the 32 year old dozens of times in front of her kids last year. Miller's defense attorney believe police didn't make it a priority to get the accused a lawyer when he showed up at RPD to confess.

The state argues officers were busy collecting evidence, making phone calls, and preparing warrants.

"There was a large amount of blood splattered on the face, hands, clothing, both sides of his arms, and both sides of his hands, so I felt it was kind of pertinent to document what we saw for one, but also to document that evidence because it's somewhat, I guess it could be easily destroyed," said Richland Police Officer Drew Florence.

Miller is charged with second degree murder.