'Midnight Rider' Director Agrees to Plea Deal in Film Set Death Case

Filmmaker Randall Miller pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing.
2:01 | 03/10/15

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surprising development in the "Midnight rider" trial and the young woman killed on that set. The director who was facing criminal charges has now agreed to a last-minute plea deal. The victim's family spoke emotionally in court and ABC's Cecilia Vega has the latest. Reporter: That's filmmaker Randall Milner a Georgia courtroom a rare case of a Hollywood director prosecuted for a death on a movie set. Still your wish to enter a plea of guilty. Yes, it is, sir. Reporter: This morning miller is behind bars pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in a plea deal that allowed his wife and business partner Jody savin to avoid doing time miller will serve two years in jail, eight years probation. The movie's executive producer also pleaded guilty receiving ten years probation. Miller and his crew were on a rural Georgia bridge last year filming "Midnight rider" a biopic about singer Gregg Allman. You can see the crew in this video taken from the freight train speeding at nearly 60 miles per hour. The terrified crew racing to get away in time. Six people were injured, camera squint Sarah Jones killed during Monday's emotional sentencing, Jones' parents spoke directly to miller. This is about not giving permission to the film industry to be so careless and lives with their cast and crew. Even after one year of finding her gone I feel I'm not ready to deal with this. Reporter: The railroad company rejected the request to shoot on the tracks twice. Miller said it wasn't his job to get permits. I am Sarah. Reporter: Jones' death sparking concerns in the movie industry and cries for change from cast and crew members. To make safety our new number one priority. Reporter: And while this morning "Midnight rider" remains in limbo, miller's future is clear. For the next decade he is barred from working as a director on a movie set. For "Good morning America," Cecilia Vega, ABC news, new York.

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