The parents of tragic camera assistant Sarah Jones are “satisfied” with director Randall Miller’s two-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the onset death of their daughter last year.
The moviemaker was hit with charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass following the fatal accident on the Georgia set of the Allman Brothers biopic last year, when Jones, 27, was hit by a train while shooting footage on railroad tracks in Wayne County.
Miller initially denied the charges, but on Monday, he entered a guilty plea shortly before his trial was due to go ahead, and he will now serve two years in prison, pay a $25,000 fine and complete 360 hours of community service.
He will also spend 10 years on probation.
Following the court appearance on Monday, Sarah Jones’ father Richard revealed he and his wife Elizabeth are content with the outcome of Miller’s sentencing, stating, “No one won anything today. It’s a great deal of loss all around. We are, as much as I can use the word, satisfied with what came of the case… We’re not trying to seek revenge. We’re really not. Unfortunately, that message needed to be sent.”
As part of Miller’s plea bargain, the prosecutors agreed to drop charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass against his wife, producer Jody Savin, while fellow co-defendant, executive producer Jay Sedrish, has been handed probation.
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