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Mother Moves To Keep Son's Killer Behind Bars

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By Nick Beres

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A grieving mother is out to make sure the drunk driver who killed her son doesn't get out of prison early.

"He was my first born and only son," said Martha Miller. Two years ago Miller's 39-year-old son Calvin was hit and killed by a drunk driver.  Police arrested Timothy Rush who registered a .13 blood alcohol content.

Investigators said Rush had been texting friends from a bar to come join him on the binge.  A receipt showed he had 17 rum and cokes before driving off in his car.  His friends had tried to stop him, but he refused.

"He just did what he wanted to do that night," said Bill Lamberth, the assistant D-A at the time.

Rush pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten years in prison.  But this week he came up for parole barely two years into the sentence.

The Miller family is sick of seeing drunk drivers like Rush who kill people trying to get out of prison early.  They attended Rush's parole hearing.

"Ma'am, he just hasn't done enough time ... not enough," said Martha Miller.  Her husband Calvin Sr. said it's hard to believe he's arguing to keep his son's killer behind bars so soon after the sentence ... and it's difficult having to relive what happened.

"Right now it's just too soon. I hate coming back and hearing the same thing about what happened.  Oh Lord help me," said Calvin Miller Sr. who broke into tears.

The one parole officer presiding over the hearing voted to deny parole.  The remaining five members will review the file and vote next month.  Four no votes deny the parole.


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