Doctor's Court Hearing Set For Tuesday
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A Grand Junction court hearing will continue Tuesday for a Colorado doctor accused of several charges including the deaths of two former patients.
Dr. Joel Miller, of Craig, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Denver last month on charges of health care fraud, money laundering, and distributing and dispensing controlled substances to patients.
As a licensed physician at High Country Medica, Miller is accused of dispensing drugs that killed two of his patients in 2010 and 2012.
Last Wednesday, he attended a bond hearing at the Federal Courthouse, in Grand Junction.
During that hearing, the prosecution told the judge that Miller should be held in detention without bond, until the trial is over.
But, since Miller's attorney had a prior commitment, the defense didn't have time to state their case, and the judge was unable to make a decision on bond.
A continuation of last week's hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 8 a.m.