Allman film director jailed in Georgia seeks early release

Scene of the accident (File/Provided)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The movie director sentenced to jail for the death of a camera assistant while shooting a film about singer Gregg Allman is asking a Georgia judge to set him free early.

Former "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller began serving a two-year sentence at the Wayne County jail in March after he pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing.

The charges stemmed from the February 2014 death of Sarah Jones, who was run over by a freight train that plowed into Miller's crew in southeast Georgia.

A hearing scheduled before a judge Wednesday was cancelled. A legal motion by Miller's attorneys says he should walk free because of his "model behavior" and "deteriorating health."

Jeff Harris, an attorney for Jones' parents, says they oppose early release for Miller.

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