Conviction for First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer

Wisner Desmaret has been convicted of First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, a Capital Felony, for the murder of Fort Myers Police Department Officer Adam
Jobbers-Miller. He was found guilty this week following a trial in Lee County. He was also convicted of Attempted First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting an Officer with Violence, Robbery, Depriving an Officer of Means of Protection, Burglary of a Conveyance, and Petit Theft.

State Attorney Amira Fox and Assistant State Attorney Andreas Gardiner, of the Homicide Unit, prosecuted the case.

Desmaret was indicted in this case by a Lee County Grand Jury in August 2018. The State filed a notice to seek the death penalty. Following the guilty verdict, there was a penalty phase which concluded today. The defendant will be sentenced to life in prison for First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer. Sentencing on all charges has been scheduled for June 5, 2023.

On July 21, 2018, the defendant murdered Fort Myers Police Department Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, who was investigating a crime involving the defendant. Desmaret fled during the investigation, refusing Officer Jobbers-Miller’s orders to stop. He then knocked Officer Jobbers-Miller to the ground, taking his department issued gun, and shot him in the head. The defendant then shot at one other officer and continued to flee until he was shot by a responding Fort Myers Police Department Officer.

“Fort Myers Police Department Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was murdered while engaged in the
performance of his official duties, trying to stop the danger and chaos caused by the defendant that
day. Law enforcement risk their lives every single day to uphold their oath to preserve, protect, and
serve. Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was doing just that when his life was ended by the defendant. I
hope his family, friends and law enforcement family will find some sense of peace knowing the
defendant will spend the rest of his life behind bars. I want to thank the jury for patiently and diligently
giving their full attention to this trial. I also want to thank the law-enforcement and first responder
witnesses who took the stand and relived the horror of that day,” said State Attorney Fox.


Samantha Syoen – State Attorney’s Office, Communications Director