Posted 12 months ago
By John P Tretbar
A Trimble, Missouri man will serve two consecutive life prison terms for beating and suffocating two women in Edgerton last summer. Clifford Miller, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Platte County courtroom.
Miller admitted killing Britny Haarup, 19, and her sister Ashley Key, 22, in July 2012. Platte County Circuit Judge Owens Lee Hull Jr sentenced Miller to two consecutive life prison terms.
Miller did not speak at the hearing.
Investigators say he left Haarup’s two infant children alone in a crib as he drove the two bodies to a remote area and dumped them next to a soybean field.
Authorities began searching for the women after Haarup’s fiance came home and found that their 5-month-old daughter and her 18-month-old sister had been alone for hours. Prosecutors also said there was blood in the Edgerton residence, located about 35 miles north of Kansas City.
Prosecutors say Miller told investigators he went to the home high on methamphetamine intending to rape Haarup.