Miller was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass when Sarah Jones was killed while filming a scene for on railroad tracks in 2014
“Midnight Rider” director Randall Miller will be released from prison after serving just one year behind bars, his attorney told TheWrap.
“We’re glad that the matter has come to a conclusion and [Miller] should be on a plane heading back to California pretty soon,” Don Samuel told TheWrap’s Pamela Chelin.
Sarah Jones, 27, was killed while filming a scene for “Midnight Rider” on railroad tracks in Georgia, while trying to escape an oncoming freight train that injured eight others on Feb. 20, 2014.
The filmmakers of the Greg Allman biopic were later charged with putting Jones and the entire crew in danger by filming on a busy railway without the proper permits.
On March 9, Miller changed his plea from not guilty to guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass. Miller was initially sentenced to 10 years, which was reduced to two years as part of a plea deal, and he was ultimately released in one.
“Every day of good behavior counts as two days on your sentence: so you serve half the sentence imposed,” attorney Don Samuel told TheWrap at that time.
On Wednesday, Samuel elaborated on his prior statement and explained why the original sentence was defective from the start.
Once Miller is back in California, the California Probation Department will be handling the case.