Henrico man snapped mother-in-law’s neck during drug-fueled rage

Posted at 6:29 PM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 18:29:09-04

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- A Henrico County man convicted of killing his mother-in-law in her Lynchburg home will spend the next 35 years in prison.

Scott Miles was sentenced Wednesday  after being found guilty of murder in March.

Prosecutors told the jury Miles was on heroin and tried to borrow money from his mother-in-law, Lynda Slocum, in 2012.

However, when she refused, Miles lashed out, snapping her neck and spinal column and breaking her ribs.

The 86-year-old was found dead inside her home on Ravenwood Drive in Lynchburg on Dec. 20, 2012.