Thursday, November 16, 2023

Judge sentences killer of nurse to 35-60 years

Jamere Mykel Miller, 36, of Inkster, will spend 35 to 60 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections after he admitted he murdered Patrice Wilson, 29.

Miller was charged by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy last May with the homicide of Wilson of Redford. The victim was working as a nurse at Detroit Receiving Hospital and reportedly was ending their romantic relationship at the time of her death.

According to prosecutors, at about 7:53 a.m. May 13, Miller disguised himself with a wig, a hat and glasses and waited for Wilson to leave work. As she entered her car, Miller admitted he went to the back passenger side of the vehicle and fired a handgun multiple times, fatally wounding her. Miller then got into the driver's seat and fled from the scene.  

The investigation by the Detroit Police Department led to evidence in Inkster, Garden City and Novi.  Wilson's car was found in Novi at 2:19 p.m. May 13 and her lifeless body still in the rear of the vehicle. Miller turned himself in to Detroit police officers on May 14. 

Miller entered a guilty plea on Oct. 10 to one count of second-degree murder with a sentence agreement of 35 to 60. He was sentenced according to the plea agreement before Judge Kevin Cox last week. The first-degree murder and felony murder counts originally charged were dismissed along with one count of carjacking, one count of armed robbery, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, and five counts of felony firearm.