Arraignment for man charged with murder in kidnapping, shooting death of Detroit nurse

Patrice Wilson found shot to death on May 14

DETROIT – A man who is accused of kidnapping a nurse from the parking lot of a Detroit hospital and murdering her was arraigned on Thursday.

Jamere Miller was arraigned at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. The arraignment is available in the video player above.

Patrice Wilson, 29, was kidnapped around 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the end of her shift at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Police said Jamere Miller, 36, went to the hospital wearing a blonde wig and forced Wilson into her car at gunpoint.

According to Wilson’s mother, Wilson used to date Miller and she was “trying to get away from him” because she “knew he was toxic to her.”

Wilson’s body was found in the trunk of an SUV outside of her Novi apartment complex on May 14. Police said Wilson had been fatally shot.

At 11:30 a.m. on May 15, police confirmed that Miller had been arrested. On May 17, police announced that Miller was facing 14 charges from a separate incident that occurred on Feb. 23.

Miller has been charged with first-degree murder, felony murder, carjacking, armed robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, and five counts of felony firearm.

He was on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and he was remanded without bond.

Read more: What we know about investigation into kidnapping, murder of Detroit nurse

Patrice Wilson. (WDIV)

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