State Wants Sex Predator Treatment for Murder Convict

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Prosecutors say a convicted murderer should be kept in state treatment when he completes his 25-year sentence next year because he is a sexually violent predator.

Prosecutor Joey Robertson says 44-year-old Wesley Wayne Miller of Fort Worth can't control his, quote, "sexual deviant behavior."

Robertson spoke Tuesday during the first day of a civil trial in Conroe conducted under the Texas Sexually Violent Predator Program.

The program requires involuntary treatment for convicted sexual predators when their incarceration ends.

Lawmakers expanded the program last year to include convicted murderers with a history of sexual violence.

The Courier of Montgomery County reports that Miller was found guilty in 1982 of stabbing to death Retha Stratton. He is the first murder convict to be tried under the expanded program.

For his part, Miller says he is not a sex offender.