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Family Of Murdered Wheat Ridge Woman To Face Suspect In Court

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Leanne "Annie" Meyer (credit: CBS)

Leanne “Annie” Meyer (credit: CBS)

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – The woman accused of killing her Wheat Ridge roommate may accept a plea deal for the murder of Leanne “Annie” Meyer. Prosecutors are expected to hand down a plea deal of second-degree murder against Melissa Miller on Wednesday.

Mark Meyer remembers when his sister’s home was full of life. Now the empty rooms and bare walls are another reminder that his sister is gone.

“She was a talker, she was a fast talker, she was a wise cracker, and I miss that,” Mark Meyer said.

In February, 51-year-old Annie Meyer vanished without a trace. After months of searching, her remains were discovered near Bailey on July 4. On July 15 Miller, Annie Meyer’s roommate and the only suspect in her disappearance was arrested.

“Before we found my sister I talked to her personally for two straight hours,” Mark said. “She just lied, no regret, no remorse either.”

Miller, 54, is facing charges of murder, tampering with evidence and stealing money from Annie Meyer.

Mark Meyer says as part of a plea bargain Miller will plead guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder.

“We will never know the truth on how my sister died. I don’t think the truth would ever come out,” Mark Meyer said. “By taking the plea bargain we don’t have to deal with that, we don’t have to worry about it.”

After 10 months of searching and wondering, the Meyer family hopes Wednesday will being some closure.

“It’s up to the system to make sure she’s not on the street anymore and hopefully that will happen tomorrow.”

Mark Meyer will join his entire family in court on Wednesday where he says he plans to address the court during sentencing in Park County.

The maximum sentence for second-degree murder in Colorado is eight to 24 years in prison.

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