The 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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