It’s not entirely clear why Denver prosecutors have decided to list Denver Bronco linebacker Von Miller as a potential witness in a high-profile death penalty case, but newly released court documents indicate the Denver District Attorney’s Office is reserving the right to call Miller to the stand during the sentencing phase of the trial should it see fit.
The case involves the deaths of five people inside Fero’s Bar and Grill on October 17, 2012. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Dexter Lewis, 23. Two co-defendants have already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
Denver Police investigators believe Lewis fatally stabbed the five victims before helping ignite the inside of the building using gasoline. Denver firefighters recovered the charred bodies of all five victims inside the still-smoldering building shortly after responding to the scene.
Until we know why Miller is on the witness list, no need to speculate, but drama seems to follow him wherever he goes.