'Midnight Rider' Director Sentenced to 10 Years for Manslaughter

March 9, 2015 5:34 PM

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'Midnight Rider' Director Sentenced to 10 Years for Manslaughter

Following the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones on the Georgia set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, director Randall Miller and the film's primary producers were charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass stemming from Jones being struck by a train during the unauthorized shoot. Miller had initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, but in a surprising turn of events, the director has now changed his plea to guilty.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director accepted a 10-year sentence that includes two years in a Wayne County prison followed by eight years' probation, during which time he will be barred from being in charge of a film crew. Another provision of the deal was that Miller's wife Jody Savin,...

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