|For Immediate Release
November 29, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
INMATE WHO KIDNAPPED AND MURDERED TWO YOUNG BOYS AGREES TO CONTINUE PAROLE HEARING TO 2014
*Both victims were sexually assaulted by the inmate’s co-defendant, serial “Freeway Killer”
SANTA ANA – The Board of Parole Hearings (Board), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations continued the parole hearing to 2014 for a man convicted of kidnapping and murdering two young boys, ages 12 and 14, in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Both victims were also sodomized by the inmate’s co-defendant. Gregory Matthew Miley, 50, is currently being held at California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, CA. Miley was scheduled for a parole hearing tomorrow, but prior to the hearing conceded that his parole would be denied and stipulated to a 3-year continuance.
Miley was sentenced Nov. 22, 1983, for the Orange County first degree murder conviction to 25 years to life in state prison, to be served consecutive to his sentence for the Los Angeles County conviction for first degree murder. Former Deputy District Attorney Jay Moseley originally prosecuted the Orange County case.
Orange County Deputy District Attorney Matt Lockhart appeared at the prison to oppose Miley’s parole.
Kidnap, Sexual Assault, and Murder of Two Boys in Orange and Los Angeles Counties
In the early morning of Feb. 3, 1980, then-18-year-old Miley and serial killer William Bonin, also known as the “Freeway Killer,” were driving Bonin’s van in West Hollywood and picked up 14-year-old Charles Miranda by the Starwood Ballroom. They drove several blocks, parked, and then Bonin sodomized Miranda. Miley attempted to sodomize Miranda but was unable to sustain an erection. Bonin and Miley tied Miranda’s hands and feet together. Bonin grabbed Miranda’s shirt, put it around the victim’s neck, and began twisting the shirt to suffocate him. Miley took hold of the shirt while Bonin picked up an iron bar, wrapped it in the shirt and twisted it until the victim suffocated to death. Bonin and Miley drove to an alley in downtown Los Angeles and dumped the victim’s body. They fled the scene and drove to Huntington Beach.
Later that morning, Bonin and Miley spotted 12-year-old James McCabe walking down the street and pulled up to him in the van to engage him in conversation. The victim told the defendants he was on his way to Disneyland. Miley and Bonin then lured him into the van. While Miley drove the van, Bonin sexually assaulted McCabe. Once the van was parked, Bonin and Miley murdered McCabe by holding him down and twisting a shirt around the victim’s neck until he suffocated to death. They drove to the City of Walnut and dumped the victim’s body in a dumpster.