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Death penalty to be sought for accused officer shooter

Posted at 2:05 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 20:12:34-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The State Attorney's Office announced Friday their intent to seek the death penalty for the man accused of shooting and killing a Fort Myers Police officer last month.

Wisner Desmaret was arrested following an altercation last month in which Desmaret used Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller's gun to shoot him in the head.  Jobbers-Miller died a week later.

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The State Attorney’s Office 20th Judicial Circuit Death Penalty Review Committee met Friday and recommended seeking the death penalty.

Desmaret was indicted by a Lee County Grand Jury on August 10th for the offense of First Degree Murder. 

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Desmaret was also indicted for Attempted First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Robbery, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting an Officer with Violence, Depriving an Officer of Means of Protection, Burglary of a Conveyance, and Grand Theft.