Houston man who killed two men and injured a third man in separate
shootings beginning in 2014 was sentenced to 49 years in prison for each
case in a plea agreement
this week, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
was a crime spree that began before Hurricane Harvey and the pandemic,
but our prosecutors stuck with it and got justice for the victims and
their families,” Ogg
said. “Our hearts go out to all the people that this man hurt time
after time with senseless violence.”
Wayne Miller, 32, pleaded guilty to two murder charges and an
aggravated assault charge for a nonfatal shooting. He was sentenced to
49 years in all three cases.
Those sentences will run concurrently.
first murder was of his friend, 40-year-old Tremayne Richardson, on
July 5, 2014. Miller then fled to Atlanta. The motive for the shooting
He later returned to Houston and shot another man several times. That man survived and was able to identify Miller.
was then arrested. He was charged with murder in the first shooting and
aggravated assault in the second shooting. Miller was then released on
later, Miller fatally shot 55-year-old security guard Daniel Arp, who
was on patrol at a Hobby-area apartment complex on July 15, 2015.
this week, Miller pleaded guilty in all three shootings on the eve of
trial. Family members of Arp were in court for the plea deal. On
family members gave victim impact statements in court.
was a happy person, the joy of the family,” said Richardson’s mother,
Betty Jones. “He didn’t get to see his kids grow up or graduate.”
District Attorney Casey Goodman, a chief prosecutor who handled the
case, said the plea agreement was the appropriate resolution.
“After a long wait, both families can now have the closure they deserve,” he said.
Goodman prosecuted the case with ADA Paula Hartman, a division chief in the Trial Bureau.
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