Man who murdered Detroit nurse sentenced to 35-60 years

A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to second degree murder of a nurse was sentenced to 35 to 60 years in prison, CBS News reported Nov. 7.

Jamere Miller, 36, accepted a plea deal that dismissed 10 charges against him related to the murder of Patrice Wilson, RN. On May 13, Ms. Wilson was seen being abducted in a Detroit Medical Center parking lot, where a man entered her vehicle and forced her to leave, police said. Her body was found later that day in an SUV outside an apartment complex; she had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Mr. Miller, her ex-boyfriend, was charged in connection with the carjacking and slaying. 

The family of Ms. Wilson is suing Detroit Medical Center and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare for $200 million. They allege that Tenet and the hospital failed to follow active shooter protocol and delayed contacting the police, which contributed to the 29-year-old's death. Detroit Medical Center spokesperson shared the following statement with Fox 2 Detroit Aug. 1:

"The DMC stands behind our security team, who acted swiftly to notify and engage local law enforcement to apprehend the assailant. We continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement as they prosecute this individual for the crime committed. We cannot comment on pending litigation. We remain committed to providing a safe workplace environment for our staff with appropriate security measures in place. The DMC is also providing resources to help staff process the loss that occurred. We hope the criminal justice system takes the appropriate actions and sends a message to our community that domestic violence will not be tolerated."

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