Husband 'obeys voices', murders his wife in north Scottsdale

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 00:52:57-05

Scottsdale police have arrested 72-year-old Jozef Miller in connection with his wife's murder in north Scottsdale.

According to Scottsdale police, authorities received a 9-1-1 call from a home in the area of Lone Mountain and Scottsdale roads on Friday evening.

During the call, police say Miller stated he killed his 73-year-old wife, Hanna Miller.

Scottsdale police say Miller prepared lunch for Mrs. Miller before striking her with a hammer in the kitchen of their home around 2 p.m. on January 25.

The hammer was recovered at the scene, according to police, and Miller admitted to investigators that he killed his wife.

He allegedly told police that he heard voices on numerous occasions telling him to kill his wife, but he refused to obey.

Scottsdale police arrested him in November after he hit her in the head with a blunt object. After the assault, Miller withdrew money from the bank and gambled several hundred dollars at a local casino.

When he returned home, he attempted suicide but he reportedly told police that the voices returned telling him he should live.

Miller allegedly said he takes medication, but still heard voices telling him to kill his wife and others.

He is being held on a $1,000,000 cash bond for first-degree murder.