Judge Rules Ohio Man Must Remain Dead

Judge Rules Ohio Man Must Remain Dead

Donald Miller Jr. asked a county judge to reverse a 1994 ruling that declared him legally dead but Hancock County Probate Court Judge Allan Davis turned down his request, citing a three-year time limit for changing a death ruling. Judge Davis called Miller’s case a “strange, strange situation, but as far as the law is concerned you’re still deceased.”

Robin Miller said her former husband vanished because he owed child support payments in excess of $26,000. Miller’s husband then resurfaced about eight years ago and went to court to get a driver’s license and reinstate his Social Security number. His ex-wife had opposed the move, arguing she does not have the money to repay the Social Security benefits that were paid out to her and the couple’s two children after Miller was declared dead.


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