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Letters: On Robert Allen Miller's Shooting
Reax To Portrayal By Friends
September 27, 2015

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efore dawn on September 19th, someone got on board Robert Allen Milller’s boat at its slip at Clancy’s Marina and shot him five times. He managed to call 9-1-1 and remains in the hospital, a week later. The shooting itself was a rare thing in Oriental and questions turned on ‘why’ someone would do that. A few days later, TownDock.net published a letter to the editor from a friend of Robert Miller’s, laying out his legal career and alluding to possible motives that might be gleaned there. The letter – and a subsequent one – also presented a fuller picture of the man who’d been quietly living at an Oriental marina for half a year. Those portrayals in turn prompted others to write.


To the Editor:

Thank you so much for the coverage of Robert Miller’s shooting and for printing the letters of his friends. It is a reminder to me of how easy it is to come to an erroneous impression when data are scarce and information limited.

His friends’ letters present a completely opposite view from what one might conclude from the reported facts.

The question now is- how can we help?

John Meskauskas
Oriental
9/26/15

Editor:

Don’t know who wrote the letter but I suspect you can pass this on to writer. Thank you for taking the time to help us all know a little more about the man. Our prayers are with him.

Scott Fitzgerald
9/22/15


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