Woman fights parole of convicted double murderer

The murders of those four siblings have another local woman fearing the same fate.

Her ex-boyfriend is up for parole but she's vowing to fight his release after he went to prison for killing her mother and sister.

"I dated him about  10 months," said Crystal Kneeshaw. "I decided I didn't want to date him anymore and he decided to take my mom and sister."

That was December 29, 1991 -a day that haunts Crystal Kneeshaw every day.

Her boyfriend, Robert Miles, was 18 at the time. He came over to their Redford Township home and Crystal had decided to end their relationship. Moments later he would make her pay for her decision.

"The next thing I know, I hear screaming laid there for a few seconds - that's all remember," Kneeshaw said. "I ran out there and my sister was already lying on the floor her hand was halfway cut off. She wasn’t moving and my mom was falling into the couch, she was bleeding in her stomach."

Miles had grabbed the butcher knives and stabbed her mother and little sister multiple times.

Crystal tried to talk Miles down, eventually escaping out the front door. He followed and began strangling her until neighbors noticed - pulled her away and called police.

"When he let me go, he ran back inside," she said. "Mind you when I left my mom was only stabbed three times. By the time she got to the hospital stabbed 22 times."

Miles pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder and was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. The Michigan Department of Corrections confirmed that because of good behavior - Miles is up for parole in 2018.

Crystal, who now suffers from posttraumatic stress syndrome, can't help but remember the frightening phone call her family received from prison shortly after the murders.

"He had his cellmate call saying he loves me," she said. "And that it was just a domestic dispute and as soon as he gets out we will be back together. And I've lived with that going on 25 years now."

Kneeshaw’ s biggest fear is what happened in Dearborn Heights last week. Just like Miles, Gregory Green was convicted of second degree murder in 1991 for killing his pregnant wife. He got out and is now accused of killing his two kids and two step-children in front of his second wife. Police say he became enraged after being served divorce papers.

Crystal's focus now is fighting miles parole and her five children - who she says get her through each painful day.

"That's what I'm worried about, that he'll get out and do what that man just did to his poor kids," she said. "I am already living with the guilt of my mom and sister. I can't live with the guilt anymore if somebody else get hurt."

She is a registered victim and will be alerted once Miles is released. She plans to write letters and speak at the parole hearing - whatever it takes to fight his parole.
 

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