In an audio recording played by prosecutors Tuesday, Alexander Valley murder suspect Jarrod Miller admitted he tossed his gun out the window of his speeding Suburban, then led deputies to the discarded weapon.
The recording came in a pre-trial hearing for Miller, 30, who is accused of gunning down his sister's boyfriend, Tim Neuer, on March 8.
It begins with the voice of Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Beau Martin, one of three deputies to stop Miller on Old Redwood Highway minutes after the shooting was reported.
Shooting At Home On Alexander Valley Road In Healdsburg
After finding an empty pistol box in the SUV, Martin urges Miller to tell him where he threw the gun so children don't find it and hurt themselves.
"OK. So no kid finds the gun, I'm going to tell you where it's at," Miller said on the recording, made in the back seat of a patrol car near the intersection of Limerick Lane. "It's about maybe two or 300 feet that way."
"Thanks, dude," Martin responded.
After Miller described throwing it "Frisbee style" out the passenger window, deputies walked north along the highway and found the Ruger .380 lying near the shoulder.
Prosecutors believe it is the same gun Miller used to kill Neuer after a confrontation in his living room that night.
Witnesses at a preliminary hearing said Miller showed up, demanded to see Neuer and then shot him three times. Miller's sister tried to intervene but he pushed her away.