Former Oklahoma Detective Gets Life In Prison For Killing His Police Chief At Pensacola Beach

April 29, 2021

A former small town Oklahoma police detective was sentenced Thursday afternoon to life in prison for killing his police chief during a law enforcement conference on Pensacola Beach in 2019.

Michael Patrick Nealey, 50, was found guilty of second degree murder for the death of Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller.

It took a jury about two hours Wednesday to return the guilty verdict. Nealey will be sentenced on April 29.

Prosecutors said the murder was the result of an alcohol-fueled night. Prosecutors say the medical examiner determined Miller was beaten and strangled or suffocated to death.

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8 Responses to “Former Oklahoma Detective Gets Life In Prison For Killing His Police Chief At Pensacola Beach”

  1. Tabby on April 30th, 2021 1:18 pm

    @William Lingo

    You must be remembering from 30 years ago or so. Since then, Life has meant “natural life”. Prior to that, it was 25 yrs.

  2. William Lingo on April 30th, 2021 12:39 pm

    Remember!!! LIFE DOESN’T MEAN LIFE!!! If I remember correctly, he will be eligible for parole in 20 years

  3. Worn Piece on April 30th, 2021 9:37 am

    With all the snide remarks aside….probably two nice guys with too much to drink. If he had ran off the road while driving and hit a tree, killing his friend, would the sentence be the same?

  4. Rob on April 30th, 2021 5:28 am

    I guess he wasn’t so “Lucky”

  5. Just saying on April 29th, 2021 11:00 pm


    I don’t know this guy, or really care what happens….but 2 things to consider…
    1. He killed a cop. Don’t think prisoners are going to punish him for that.
    2. He received life in prison. That’s justice enough for me. Not hoping for some cruel and unusual punishment.

    Sorry for having a logical perspective.

  6. Medicine turtle on April 29th, 2021 7:48 pm

    I pray for peace and love for the family may the creator bless

  7. Derek W on April 29th, 2021 4:37 pm

    I am still scratching my head. This makes no sense to me. I pray the families will find peace in their hearts

  8. JTV on April 29th, 2021 3:25 pm

    Maybe prison justice will take place for this trash