Nov. 13, 2002 – A man accused two weeks ago of murdering his fiancee in August was released from jail on house arrest this week after family members came up with $500,000 in property and unsecured bonds.
Kenmore Boston was charged on Oct. 30 with killing 26-year-old Chamonie Miller in early August after a domestic dispute.
Miller's mother reported the Divi Carina Bay Casino dealer missing a day after she failed to return home from working the late shift the night of Aug. 4.
Authorities have said Miller left the Divi in the company of two fellow workers and gave them a ride home to their apartment at Castle Coakley. Court documents said, according to an article in The Avis, that a resident of a nearby condo there anonymously called police to report an altercation between Boston and Miller around 1 a.m. Aug. 5.
The caller said he saw Boston beating Miller as she struggled and screamed for help. Onlookers reportedly did not help the woman, and Boston later drove away with her, the report said.
After a widely publicized search, Miller's body was found on Aug. 9 inside her Ford Explorer, 50 feet under water at the bottom of Krause Lagoon, otherwise known as Molasses Pier. An autopsy later indicated that she likely died of blunt trauma to the head.
Territorial Court Judge Edgar Ross, in a bail reduction hearing on Tuesday, changed Boston's bail requirement from half a million dollars in cash to a $250,000 property bond and a $250,000 unsecured bond.
Boston is the father of Miller's youngest child, a 3-year-old son. She also was the mother of 5-year-old twins.
Boston has a lengthy arrest record dating from 1995, including on several assault charges and possession of a dangerous weapon. The charges in all of those cases were dismissed. He served 18 months in prison stemming from a Jan. 1, 1997, drug conviction.
Ross ordered on Tuesday that Boston remain confined to his parents' home under electronic surveillance.
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