UPDATE: Former Oklahoma officer found guilty of murdering police chief

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UPDATE: Former Mannford, Okla., police officer Michael Nealey has been found guilty of the second-degree murder of Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller.

Nealey killed Miller inside a Florida hotel room in November 2019 while they were in the state for a law enforcement conference in Pensacola.

Court documents obtained by KFOR state that other hotel guests complained about the noise coming from the room that Nealey and Miller were in; one witness reported hearing a man yell, “Stop it, Mike!”

A maintenance worker who went inside the room told deputies he saw Nealey on top of Miller, who was laying on the floor.

Deputies arrived and found that Miller had no pulse. Also, his face showed signs that he was beaten, including a swollen right eye.

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MANNFORD, Okla. (KFOR) – The trial continues for a man accused of killing his colleague while at a law enforcement conference in Florida.

Michael Nealey, a former officer with the Mannford Police Department, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller.

Investigators say Nealey and Miller traveled to Florida in November of 2019 to attend a law enforcement conference in Pensacola.

During their stay in the Sunshine State, officials say Nealey killed Miller inside a hotel room.

Court documents obtained by KFOR indicate that others staying in the hotel complained about the noise coming from the room. One witness reported hearing a man yell, “Stop it, Mike!”

Once a maintenance worker made it into the hotel room, he told deputies that he saw Nealey on top of Miller, who was laying on the floor.

When deputies arrived, Miller had no pulse and his face showed signs of a beating, including a swollen right eye.

Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller
Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller

“He is a young man that will be deeply missed by our community and by myself personally because I considered him a friend,” said Joe Van Tuyl, the Superintendent of Stroud Public Schools told KFOR.

Nealey pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder charge.

The jury was seated on Tuesday and opening statements began in Nealey’s murder trial, which is taking place in Florida.

Testimony is expected to continue throughout the week.

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