Monday, January 19, 2009


Well, Well! the story continues, the fact of the matter is, Rodger has admitted to being at the murder site, he puts both George and Vickie there also. I know there will be a lot of accusing each other, but important to me, is his statement that Vickie flagged Billy down. Billy would be alive today if Vickie had not flagged him down, I knew this all along, as Billy would not stop his vehicle for anyone else.

January 18, 2009 - 3:34 PM

Illinois police have arrested a third former Marine in connection to the 1972 shooting death of a Camp Lejeune Marine sergeant in Jacksonville.
Rodger Gill, 56, of Athens, Ill., was taken into custody by Danville, Ill., police Friday afternoon on an indictment handed down by an Onslow County Grand Jury earlier last week. The court-sealed indictment charges Gill with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the homicide of William Miller who was gunned down by an M-16 more than three decades ago.
at the time, was allegedly at the scene. Authorities first considered him a witness when they learned last year of his supposed involvement.
"After examining all the evidence and reviewing the applicable laws, I decided he should be charged also," said Dewey Hudson, the district attorney for the 4th Prosecutorial District, which includes Onslow County.
An Onslow County Superior Court Judge sealed the indictment and arrest order for Gill. The Daily News learned Sunday of Gill's arrest from his sister who was concerned about him because he was arrested at a hospital upon being released following knee surgery.
Gill is being held in the Vermilion County Jail without bond. He is awaiting an appearance in front of a judge Tuesday morning, according to the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department.
Hudson said he does not know whether Gill will fight extradition.
"We will know more after Tuesday," he said.
Onslow County Sheriff's Capt. Rick Sutherland and Naval Criminal Investigative Services Special Agent Dan Carlin were in Illinois last week to assist in Gill's arrest, Sutherland confirmed after inquiries from The Daily News.
Gill admitted "he was at the crime scene when Vickie Miller flagged William Miller down on Western Boulevard and when George Hayden ambushed and shot William Miller with a rifle," according to an affidavit attached to a search warrant of Hayden's Belhaven home.
Hayden and Babbitt have been released on bond.
Babbitt's lawyer, Jacksonville attorney Scott Jack questioned the evidence against his client during her bond hearing, saying the only thing that has changed in 36 years is Gill's statement


  1. Thank God Billy has a family that would not stop looking until justice is served.. I herd about Billy's murder on the news in Bend Oregon. Someone posted your web site and have been following it ever sence. After 36 years you haven't gave up. Thank God. Now it sounds like the truth is going to come out and I look forward to hear guilty x3. I hope they take Vickie to jail and get her out of Oregon. She should have a chance to meet her new friends in prison. I'm so sorry about your loss of your brother, father, uncle.Billy had a TRUE FAMILY.

  2. Thank you for your kind comment, it is good to know there is support out there. Bless you!

  3. I am so sorry to this family for their loss, I did have the priviledge of growing up with a father and could not imagine not having him in my life for the time that I did. I started following this story when the third person, Rodger, was arrested. I have read article after article and comment after comment and I have yet to find where the evidence is that proves he had anything to do with the murder. Did he witness it? I don't know if he did or not, and I am not making excuses for him, but how old would he have been 36 years ago? And what about the babysitter that came forward, if it is a crime for Rodger not to talk (if he knows anything) then isn't it a crime for Bonnie too? I just really hope its the guilty that get the punishment.
    I truly hope the Miller family finds closure and I hope many happy memories of him help you get through this difficult time.