Osceola County, Fla. — After five days of testimony, an Osceola County jury has recommended the death penalty for Everett Miller, the man convicted in the 2017 killings of two Kissimmee Police officers.
The 12 jurors began deliberating Wednesday morning. They came back with their recommendation of death at 4:30 p.m. about six hours later.
Marine veteran Everett Miller was convicted of killing Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard in September.
The same jury of 12 that convicted Miller in September, made the death sentence recommendation Wednesday.
In the state of Florida, a jury must be unanimous in its decision of death.
During deliberations Wednesday, one juror had a question and asked for some time alone. When the judge asked the juror to be more specific, they said "I would like time to pray."