Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

November 15, 2013

Suspect in teen's murder arraigned

(Continued)

Amish robbery

Despite a confession to the victims and his family that he and his brother Devon had invaded the home of an Amish couple and robbed them at the point of a gun in 2008, Jesse Miller did not turn himself in to police. But after waiting some time after those confessions, a relative did.

On Thursday Miller, 25, received a 16-year prison sentence, with four of those years suspended. Miller had entered a guilty plea as part of a plea agreement earlier.

Miller’s brother Devon was killed in an accident in 2011 after the brothers made their confessions.

Before sentencing Miller, Shewmaker ran through a list of his previous crimes, which include five felony convictions and nine misdemeanor convictions, four failures to appear in court and nine probation violations.

“All show your failures,” Shemaker told Miller.

Asked by Shewmaker before he pronounced sentence what he thought should be considered in his favor, Miller said, “I had a job when I was arrested... I felt I was on my way up.”

He also told Shewmaker he was, “Sorry for what I have done.”

Defendant sentenced

Kayla J. Losee, 19, Nappanee, received a new handbag, some sandals and a few other trinkets from her friends last spring. On Thursday, she also received something else, a six-year prison term for taking part in an armed robbery with those friends.

Losee was sentenced for her role in a holdup at the Neighborhood Convenience Store, 1712 Oakland Ave., on June 15 in Elkhart.

Police said other participants were Joshua L. Bagwell, Justin M. Kearney and Andrew M. Ormanovich. They are now all serving prison sentences for the robbery.

“They bought me a purse and some sandals and some other things,” Losee told the court in what she received from the proceeds of the robbery.

Her case was scheduled to go to trial Monday.

Text Only
Local News
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

With military action and tensions escalating between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israel and Palestine, are you worried that the U.S. and other nations may get drawn into these conflicts?

Yes, it is a great concern of mine
I’m a little worried, but not too much
No, I’m not worried at all
     View Results
AP Video
Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US