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Ronald Miller (Photo courtesy: Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office)

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio- A Cuyahoga County jury found a 76-year-old Richmond Heights man guilty on Monday of trying to kill his wife by tampering with her car.

Ronald Miller was convicted of attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and violation of a protection order during his second time. Another jury found him guilty on these charges in February 2014, but the verdict was overturned.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said Miller put a wood shim in the throttle of her car so she was unable to stop. On Feb. 8, 2013, Rhoda Miller, now 67, crashed into a Richmond Heights nail salon.

No one was injured.

The tow truck driver discovered the wood shim, which witnesses said did not get there by accident.

“Ronald Miller likes to portray himself as a sweet little old man, but in reality, he’s cold and conniving, and he tried to kill his wife rather than simply get a divorce,” assistant county prosecutor Gregory J. Mussman said in a news release on Monday. “Luckily for her, his plot failed, and once again, a jury has seen through his façade.”

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