State will seek death penalty for Desmaret

Lee Herald Favicon 16The State of Florida will seek the death penalty during the trial of Wisner Desmaret who is accused of shooting and killing Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Smith.

State Attorney Steve Russell approved the recommendation to pursue the death penalty delivered by a the 20th Circuit’s review committee on Friday. Wisner was indicted by a grand jury on August 10 on slew of charges, including first degree murder.

The 29-year old allegedly shot Jobbers-Miller near a Marathon gas station in Fort Myers where a cell phone had reportedly been stolen. The Fort Myers Police Department said that the officer’s body camera recorded Jobbers-Miller chasing the suspect, who was believed to have stolen the cell phone, on foot before being knocked to ground. The footage allegedly shows Desmaret shooting Jobbers-Miller with his own gun.

Jobbers-Miller was honored early Friday morning as a brick with his name was added to the Fallen Officers Memorial at the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy.

Wisner remains in custody without bond.

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