Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey announced that Bernard Miller, 39, has been sentenced to 28 years in New Jersey State Prison for attempted murder and armed robbery.
According to officials, in February 2020, Miller was arrested for breaking into a Collingswood home, tying up a female victim, stabbing a male victim, and setting the home on fire before fleeing the residence.
Officials said that after pleading guilty to attempted murder and robbery, Miller was sentenced on Thursday, June 23, 2022, to an aggregate of 28 years in New Jersey State Prison.
According to officials, the court found that the crime was committed in an especially heinous, cruel and depraved manner and that the victims suffered serious harm.
The 28-year-old male victim was rendered completely blind as a result of the multiple stabbings to his head.
Officials stated that Miller was also sentenced on other 3rd-degree charges for offenses that occurred earlier in February 2020, including a February 22, 2020, burglary on Champion Avenue in Collingswood, possession of CDS, and theft.