Accused cop killer appears in court after first-degree murder indictment

Posted: Aug 10, 2018 1:51 PM Updated:

The man accused of shooting and killing a Fort Myers Police officer last month had his first court appearance since a jury indicted him on first-degree murder charges.

One day after a grand jury indicted 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, he was back in court.

It was a new start to the court process with the new charges he's facing.  During the hearing, Desmaret asked the judge an unsettling question, to which he got no response. However, clearly, he's fearing for his safety.

"What are you going to do about all the people trying to kill me?" Desmaret asked.


Because he's being charged with first-degree murder, he could face life in prison, be sentenced to death, or because he's an undocumented immigrant, be deported to Haiti.

Desmaret allegedly shot and killed Jobbers-Miller back on July 21 outside a Marathon gas station on MLK Boulevard with the officer’s gun.

Desmaret has been arrested at least 16 times in Florida, and had been in a Sarasota County courtroom just days before the shooting of Jobbers-Miller.

He was also indicted on several other charges including attempted first-degree murder, robbery, and grand theft.

Desmaret's arraignment is Aug. 20.

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