A Lawrence High School secretary and her daughter will be arrested Tuesday after allegedly helping plan a to have the only witness in a sexual abuse case killed.
According to Newsday [paid link], Mary Miller, an 80-year-old secretary for Lawrence High School, was one of the two involved in the plot.
The source would not specify what charges will be filed against Mary Miller and her daughter Ann Miller, 59, both of Inwood. But prosecutors said Thursday that Mary Miller used her position at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst to steal the file of her son's intended victim, who is a student at the school. Ann Miller broke the law when she gave the intended victim's personal information to her brother, Daniel Miller, 45, the law enforcement source said.
Daniel was arrested on April 19 and charged with criminal sexual act in the first degree and other charges for allegedly a 17-year-old male employee.
The murder-for-hire plot was put in the spotlight Thursday when Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that Daniel had contacted a hit man to kill the 17-year-old victim, the only witness in his original case.
According to initial reports from the DA's office, the source of the murder-for-hire investigation said that he had been approached by a relative of Daniel's to visit him at the jail.
During the visit, Daniel asked the source to arrange to have the sexual abuse victim killed, and then instructed the source to go to Daniel's home for more information, Rice said.
When the source arrived at Daniel's home, he met with two of Daniel's family members who provided him with documents containing the intended victim's personal information, Rice said. The source then contacted police and met with Miller at the jail.
During that meeting, Daniel offered to pay the source $15,000 to arrange the killing by making it look like a cell phone robbery, Rice said. Daniel told the source that his mother had stolen the personal records of the intended victim from Lawrence High School.