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    Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:23:03

    "Midnight Rider" Director Receives Two-Year Jail Sentence and Eight Years Probation - A woman was killed during filming of The Allman Brothers biopic

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    Randall Miller, director of Midnight Rider, the doomed biopic about Gregg Allman, has received a two-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to charges related to the on-set death of assistant Sarah Jones.

    Jones was hit by a train as Miller was filming on train tracks on the film's Georgia set and should not have been.

    Jones, 27, was hit by a train while shooting footage on railroad tracks in Wayne County.

    Miller was first charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass.

    The director at first denied the charges, but then entered a guilty plea on Monday, March 9, before the trial.

    As part of his plea deal, Miller will serve two years in prison, pay a $25,000 fine and complete 360 hours of community service. He is on eight years probation, so the sentence totals 10 years.

    He cannot make any films while he serves his probation, either.

    Prosecutors have waived charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass against Miller's wife, producer Jody Savin.

    Filming obviously ceased.

    What do you think of this case?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.10.15



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