A man accused of shooting two Papa John’s Pizza delivery drivers last year was sentenced to 35 years in prison in Bibb County Superior Court on Wednesday after a judge found him guilty of violating probation related to a 2015 offense.
Jacob Elijah Miller, accused of shooting of Brooklyn Rouse on Dec. 26 and Duncan Siror on Dec. 22, pleaded guilty earlier in 2016 to criminal street gang activity and riot in a penal institution in connection with a disturbance at Macon Regional Youth Detention Center where he was incarcerated in 2015.
A Macon Regional Crimestoppers tip led to Miller’s arrest in Atlanta two months after the pizza delivery drivers were shot in Bloomfield. The 20-year-old faces charges including aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The sentence delivered Wednesday by Bibb County Superior Court Judge Howard Simms is separate from the pending legal proceedings related to the December shootings.
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Rouse, who was shot in the head outside a house on Vivian Drive, is on her way to making a full recovery, she told The Telegraph during a phone call earlier this week.
In court Wednesday, Rouse testified that the hair on the back of her neck stood up that night just before Miller approached her, ordered her to her knees and demanded money. Rouse went on to say she gave Miller the $60 cash she was carrying, but he shot her in the head anyway, WGXA-TV reported.
A Bibb County sheriff’s investigator previously testified that deputies traced the Vivian Drive pizza order to a phone belonging to Alisha Geneva Wilson, a friend of Miller’s.
Wilson, 27, also is charged with attempted murder, aiding and abetting in armed robbery.
The TV station reported that Simms, after handing down the 35 years, said to Miller, “You deserve more time, but that’s all I can give you.”