Georgia judge won't release jailed Allman filmmaker early

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Posted: Jan 21, 2016 10:34 AM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge won't grant early release from jail for a movie director sentenced for the death of a camera assistant while shooting a film about singer Gregg Allman.

Former "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller had asked to be set free after serving less than half of a two-year sentence at the Wayne County jail, citing good behavior and health concerns.

Superior Court Judge Anthony Harrison said he was "unequivocally" rejecting Miller's request. In a ruling filed Tuesday, the judge said he intended for the director to serve a full two years when Miller pleaded guilty last March to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of Sarah Jones.

Jones was killed by a train as Miller's crew worked on a railroad bridge without permission.