Jury deliberates fate of convicted murderer Everett Miller

in Kissimmee News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

Closing arguments in the penalty phase of the Everett Miller trial wrapped up on Wednesday morning.

The jury will now decide if Miller gets life in prison or the death penalty.

During closing arguments, the defense said Miller was a family man and a top Marine who served his country. They told jurors to consider how Miller went from a Marine veteran to a broken mentally ill man. They highlighted the mental illness found on both sides of Miller’s family and how his father, not his mother, had full custody of him. The defense argued his family history, childhood and time in the Marines played a large role in the development of his mental illness.